Introducing Dean-Dashboard.com – web platform for education providers aimed to find more students (learners, trainees etc) and to give more for existent students.
Dean-Dashboard.com is the offshoot from MyEducationPath.com. It was created as a result of increased interest from education companies in using the MyEducationPath.com to advertise their education services.
Starting from today, MyEducationPath.com is only for students and Dean-Dashboard.com is only for education companies who are interested in increasing their sales.
Services on Dean-Dashboard.com
All services are aimed to help education companies to find more students using web and social networks. Tools helps to increase traffic, generate sales leads, advertise education courses, support affiliate marketing programs etc.
The tutorial briefly explains how to use the Groups tool .
1. Become a group member.
If you find a group you want to be a member you just need to click a “Join” button.
On the groups list page
Or on a group page
If a group membership is moderated you will have to wait when your request is approved. If membership is not moderated then you can start to work in a group right after join.
2. If you have any questions or don’t know what to do
In such cases you can always use a Forum/Discussion board . It is just usual web discussion board. Post your questions or ask for help. Other group members will support you.
Why we did the Groups service.
We believe, Self-organized learning groups must become new trend in the near future.
In recent years we have seen a MOOC boom, however, it didn’t change an education a lot. We expected more from it. There are different reasons. On our opinion one of biggest problems is motivation of online learners. When you are alone it is really difficult to choose the right way to study online. Too many different offers, a learner is lost and disappointed.
In our vision of future of education important role will play self-organized education groups without tutor. It is the way to confront disorder in offers of MOOC providers. A group of people who plan to learn same subject will join to study together.
Such model of learning must be the golden mean between traditional class with a teacher and individual online learning.
Our users might notice new functionality on the MyEducationPath.com . On the home page there is the new section “Public timeline” and new item in the menu “Community”.
We completed the first part of the community tools for our service.
The aim of the community tools is to use all power of social networking to help to learn online.
This forum post explains what we wanted to achieve in this first part of our work.
Each user can post a status message about his education. Education providers can post news about their services.
Every user can follow other users like it is done in popular social networks (Twitter ect). So, it is easy to share own education success and help other to study.
See the public timeline to know what is going on.
To post your updates you need to login to your account or register if you don’t have one.
Next part of community tools is support of self-organized education groups. Some details are in the forum Self-organized Online Education Groups
We released new version of our Moodle plugin 2.2.
It can be downloaded, as usually, from the Moodle plugin page.
In this version we did small fixes to work correctly with latest Moodle versions 2.7 and 2.8.
Also some bugs fixed.
For reference, the Moodle plug-in MyEducationPath allows to generate certificates of course completion for students of online courses and automates courses listing in the directory of MOOC and online courses.
We have gotten the new section on the MyEducationPath.com web site. It is the Discussion Board – Forum.
MOOC and online courses students do need new place to discuss their learning. We continue to develop our service to help students to have everything in one place. From today our users can discuss their online education with the modern Discussion Board system.
If you have questions or interesting ideas about online education , please, post on the forum. And if you have answers or comments then post as well.
You can compare MOOC providers, ask for courses recommendations, discuss what to learn next etc.
We expect the Forum will help to build the community of MyEducationPath.com users. Group learning is more effective then individual.
Just go to the Forum and do your post!
Currently, MyEducationPath.com is supported by one person – Roman Gelembjuk ( me ).
I would like to move this project to the next step. But, I need a partner – someone who is good in sales and marketing. And, preferable, to be located in the North America or West Europe.
If you are ready to work on MyEducationPath.com as the co-founder and have something to contribute then, please, contact.
There are some details about the plan for MyEducationPath.com
This site helps students of online courses to plan and organize their education. A student can build a path to study and present his education history with Education Passport.
Online education providers can use the platform for advertising, innovative ways to attract new students are offered.
Now the site contains completed product and is ready for sales. I need a partner who can sale and do marketing.
At the moment money are needed for graphic design and , probably, for text corrections/rewriting. Any other technical and programming tasks will be done by me and I need a partner to do sales .
The service ‘Certificate of Completion’ helps to generate certificates by online courses or MOOC. It is very easy to design a certificate template and issue certificates of completion for students/learners. But, additionally to a traditional “download PDF and print” certificate there is also associated web page hosted on MyEducationPath.com . This web page can be easy shared with social networks. As a result, a student/learner followers will visit an online course (or MOOC) web page .
This tool helps to achieve 2 goals: issue a certificate of completion and attract new learners/students for a course.
There are thousands of MOOC courses available now. If you want to learn something just find a course, enroll and study it. But what if your aim is to get education level equivalent to a college degree and you want to use MOOC? You need to have some pathway through many courses. And it is real problem . MOOC providers didn’t offer education pathways or curriculum.
There are few offers, but only for selected specialty like Computer Programming.
However, there are no curriculum for cases if you want to study courses from different providers. This is natural to use different MOOC providers as one subject can be better explained in a course from Coursera and another subject is better to study with a course from edX.
MyEducationPath.com created a tool called Path Builder. It is aimed to help competent people to build curriculum with MOOC courses and share it for community.
So, if you are the professional in some subject, if you familiar with higher education process and curriculum creation then you can help the MOOC community.
Use the tool Path builder to create a curriculum on your subject and share it with the community in the Path directory.
The tool allows to create curriculum (“education path”) from more than 10,000 courses from our MOOC list.
Are you competent to create curriculum? If Yes, try it now.
Our users – students of MOOCs and online courses can plan their education path with different ways:
- Plan your education “manually” with the tool “My Education Path” where you search best courses for you and add to your scheduler.
- Get one of prepared paths from the Paths directory. This is the directory where our users share curriculum created by them with all other users of the site. Just find the degree you need and apply the path to your scheduler.
And now we are ready to announce new way to plan your personal education path – the “Dynamic education path builder”. This tools is under testing at the moment. It runs in the beta mode. We offer our users to try it before the final launch.
How does it work
The idea of the tool is to help a student to create personal curriculum to achieve selected degree.
We did a lot of work to organize and categorize the list of online courses and MOOCs from different providers. Main tasks were to find alternative courses, prerequisites, similar courses, assign field of study and other relationships between courses. Having all this information it is possible now to build a curriculum to achieve a degree you need.
The tool allows to include only specified subject courses ( majors ) in a curriculum or add also some common subjects courses (minors).
Building a curriculum is done in 6 simple steps:
- Choose a subject and degree;
- Decide if you would like to study minors as well;
- Choose minors subjects;
- Build your curriculum. Decide if you will study all offered courses or only some of them;
- Choose course providers. Most of courses are grouped in alternatives groups. You will choose what provider you prefer from offered alternatives;
- Save the path to your personal plan and start your education!
Try the tool – Personal Curriculum Builder
Remember, this works in beta mode. And we wait on your feedback! Let us know if you have any questions or comments.