Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Some Recent MOOCs (March-April, 2013)

These are based on emails sent to me announcing recen MOOCs. It's a bit hard to keep up, but I've posted what I can here (mostly copied and pasted from the emails).



OCTEL is the Open Course in Technology Enhanced Learning

Starting on 4th April, you will be able to participate in an online course to understand better how to use technology to enhance your teaching in Higher Education. The course is aimed primarily at people teaching at Higher Education level, whether in Higher Education Institutions or Further Education Colleges. Registration is open now and free of charge. http://octel.alt.ac.uk/


MOOCs @ ScHARR


New MOOC courses run by ScHARR (The University of Sheffield). These 3 new courses are offered through Blackboard's CourseSites platform. There is more information about each course below. To enroll on a MOOC, please use the self-enroll links on the right.



ich.kurs 2013

The ich.kurs 2013 is the first Coaching-MOOC addressing topics like reaching your goals, training communication and discover beliefs and values. It is hosted by a Publisher (ich.raum GmbH), and offers all of the content as open and free resources. The course will start April 22th 2013. Hashtag at Twitter and Google+ is #ichkurs. In German. http://ichkurs.de/konzept/




Tareas Plus


2500 video tutorials in your MOOC list? More than 50,000 lessons are delivered per day to students from Latinamerica. We have courses in the following areas: Differential Calculus, Algebra, Differential Equations, Organic Chemistry and many more.
www.tareasplus.com


Molecular Dynamics for Computational Discoveries In Science

Will be taught by Nishikant Sonwalkar, a scientist, academician and adjunct professor of physics at UMass Boston
http://umb.sgleducation.com/AdaptiveMOOC/NishMD/
Register now - begins March 25
Features Adaptive MOOC technology that enables students to be taught according to individual learning strategies


Introduction to Management

The University of Oklahoma will be offering a MOOC titled "Introduction to Management" at http://management.ou.edu/ this summer. Just thought you might be interested for your website.


Gamification

Kevin Werbach. Gamification is the application of game elements and digital game design techniques to non-game problems, such as business and social impact challenges. This course will teach you the mechanisms of gamification, why it has such tremendous potential, and how to use it effectively. Click here.



E-learning and digital cultures MOOC


The MOOC site is now open, and you’ll find it at: https://class.coursera.org/edc-001/

We suggest you start by going to the ‘Welcome to E-learning and Digital Cultures’ page, where you can read more about the course structure, and how we invite you to engage with it.
All course content is now available, and the discussion board for Week 1 is open.
The ethos of the course is one of collaboration (driven by you, and a great start has already been made!) and multidisciplinary content, which we hope will lead us into a broad, exciting and scholarly assessment of ‘e-learning’ as part of our collective digital cultures. We hope you enjoy it.


Un cMOOC sulle tecnologie internet per la scuola – #ltis13


Un cMOOC sulle tecnologie internet per la scuola - #ltis13
Locandina del cMOOC #ltis13 con i fatti essenziali Dove si racconta dell'origine dei cMOOC per capire in cosa consisterà questa offerta Testimonianze di studenti che hanno vissuto un'esperienza sim....


German MOOC about OER


#COER13: www.coer13.de COER13 shall offer a summary as comprehensive as possible of theory and practice of OER. The course will start at 08.04. and will run till 28.06.13 Many thanks to you, Stephen: We (Markus Schmidt & me) did the website & 'backstage behind' with your gRSShopper. We will start the full functions stepwise.
 
 

Today’s Blended Teacher: A MOOC made for Community and Curation

For the first time ever the blended schools network is hosting a massive open online course (MOOC). Starting on Monday, April 15, 2013 this course is designed for educators who wish to:
  • Improve their knowledge of what identifies quality blended learning;
  • Improve the quality of their existing blended lessons; and
  • Grow their professional peer network.
Here is the link: click here.



Hyperlinked Library MOOC

The San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science (SJSU SLIS) will be offering a massive open online course (MOOC) in the fall.
The open online course will bring individuals from diverse backgrounds and geographic regions together in an interactive online learning environment. SJSU SLIS award-winning instructors will spearhead this professional development opportunity. The MOOC is available to the public for free, and anyone can register. MOOC students will not receive college credit.
The information school’s first open online course, the Hyperlinked Library MOOC, will begin September 3, 2013, and it explores how libraries are using emerging technologies to serve their communities. 


Today’s Blended Teacher: A MOOC made for Community and Curation


For the first time ever the blended schools network is hosting a massive open online course (MOOC). Starting on Monday, April 15, 2013 this course is designed for educators who wish to:
  • Improve their knowledge of what identifies quality blended learning in the K12 classroom;
  • Improve the quality of their existing blended lessons; and
  • Grow their professional peer network.
This MOOC is free to all and is designed for content curation and community building. Each week will include consuming course materials, curating quality resources and developing and critiquing new lessons. Click here




“Blended Teaching of World Languages” or Language Teaching MOOC (LTMOOC)

LTMOOC is a collaborative course for language teachers of all levels to discuss and gain a deeper understanding of emerging trends in blended teaching and learning of world languages, including the methodology, best practices, and practical application of the blended and online classroom. The course will facilitate discussion and development of ideas in a connectivist-style MOOC, inviting all course participants to contribute.

This announcement comes in response to hundreds of inquiries and requests received regarding the Instreamia adaptive learning platform and its popular flagship course SpanishMOOC, which is known as one of the first MOOCs for teaching a foreign language. Its professor, Scott Rapp, will facilitate LTMOOC and share his experience teaching SpanishMOOC, including its many challenges and successes from both an educational and technological perspective.




#EDCMOOC

the MOOC I am currently enrolled in, #EDCMOOC, could be added. It is run through Coursera, but the pre-course community-building has been so strong, that I believe it is a cMOOC. I am absolutely willing to defend that point of view, if you would like more info.
Please come have a look at our Google+ community. This would be a good start: https://plus.google.com/105733336498133673508/posts/d3ez3tuWie9


Information Visualization MOOC

Indiana University, Information Visualization (started 22nd Jan)
http://ivmooc.appspot.com/home


Introduction to Complexity

Santa Fe Institute course announcements page : http://www.santafe.edu/mooc/subscribe
and their first course page: http://www.santafe.edu/education/schools/sfi-mooc/introduction-complexity/ (began Jan28th)




NPTEL-India

NPTEL-India makes available about 50 courses in electrical engineering: http://nptel.iitm.ac.in/courses.php?disciplineId=108

These are OER, made available CC BY SA NC.