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May 10

Sustainable Soil Management: Soil for life
Soil is the earth’s fragile skin that anchors all life. We depend on soil to build our homes and cities, to grow crops for food and raise livestock, to support transportation and enable recreation. Yet we disregard this crucial and precious resource that lies right under our feet. This introductory environmental studies course will explore the importance of soil to life on earth, the issues, processes and societal challenges underlying soil degradation – and what can be done to ensure ...

May 18

Assessment for Learning in practice
De MOOC Toetsen voor Leren in de praktijk gaat in op de theorie en praktijk van toetsen voor leren en illustreert dit met praktijkervaringen voor het ontwerpen van instrumenten voor toetsen voor leren. De cursus combineert state-of-the-art inzichten met een praktische insteek en biedt voldoende flexibiliteit. Ieder van de zes lessen is een betekenisvolle leertaak die ook afzonderlijk gedaan kan worden. The MOOC Assessment for Learning in practice introduces you to the concept of formative ...

Jun 01

Nutrition and Health Part 3: Food Safety
Everyday reports of food scandals and recalls are published. One day it’s scary bacteria in meat, and another day it’s dangerous pesticides in fruits. According to some, meat needs to be cooked well to prevent food-borne illness while others warn not to heat food to prevent the formation of poisonous substances. Many consumers worry about the conflicting and confusing messages about food hazards This nutrition and health course will teach you about the hazards associated with food and ...

Aug 09

Introduction to Animal Behaviour
Do you want to understand how and why animals behave the way they do, and how we test hypotheses about behaviour scientifically? This biology and life sciences course provides an introduction to the complexities of wild animal behaviour, and how it is studied. Over six weeks, learners will explore the various behaviours animals adopt in order to meet the challenges of their daily lives. We begin with how animals learn and communicate with each other, then move on to discuss how they find ...

[Sept] 05

Summer School in Sociologies of Education (SUSEES)
This MOOC features the SUSEES Summer School lectures where renowned scholars present the way they use particular theories and approaches to study education. The scope of the lecture series is to provide new insights into the potential of theoretical resources in producing new research questions for studying the European dimension of education.

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Who'S Investing In Ed-Tech (2010-2016)
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Some Background… Way back in 2012, I wrote an article “Who’s Investing in Ed-Tech?” It remains one of the most popular posts on Hack Education, even though it’s totally out-of-date. The article explains a bit how venture capital works, and it lists some of the best known investors in education technology, along with a few of the companies they’ve funded. No doubt the popularity of the story reflects how often folks query “who’s investing in ed-tech?” I wrote an update to the article last year that ... [Link] Tue, 03 May 2016 12:58:00 +0000

Mooc Coastal Risks : Coastal Societies To Coastal Hazards, Will Begin May 9 - Gisuser.Com (Press Release)
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MOOC Coastal Risks : Coastal societies to coastal hazards, will begin May 9 GISuser.com (press release) The objective of the MOOC : Wear a broad look at the vulnerability of coastal societies to coastal hazards in order to provide appropriate risk management strategies. This MOOC also gives echanges with all the participants and the co-construction of ... [Link] Tue, 03 May 2016 18:20:00 GMT

Facebook Forums Would Boost Mooc Completion Rates - The Australian
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The Australian Facebook forums would boost MOOC completion rates The Australian Meanwhile, a separate study has found that MOOC architects could boost retention rates by improving social media tools. The research, based on an analysis of three Coursera offerings, found that students did not like using the dedicated course forums ... and more » [Link] Tue, 03 May 2016 07:27:20 GMT

New Business And Entrepreneurship Mooc Released For English Language Learners Worldwide - Imperial Valley News
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New Business and Entrepreneurship MOOC Released for English Language Learners Worldwide Imperial Valley News Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of State, in partnership with FHI 360 and the University of Pennsylvania, has released a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for budding entrepreneurs around the world to obtain the English skills needed to work ... and more » [Link] Wed, 04 May 2016 05:48:39 GMT

Developing Country Mooc Users Not Like Those In The Us - Ecampus News
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eCampus News Developing country MOOC users not like those in the US eCampus News Unlike in the U.S., completion and certification rates are actually growing for developing country MOOC users. A new study from researchers at the University of Washington has revealed that half of developing country MOOC users are receiving certification. [Link] Mon, 02 May 2016 18:30:06 GMT



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