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: CertificatesWall. Roadmap

2012-06-28 12:37:38

We want to introduce the roadmap of the CertificatesWall project. In next couple of months we will work on new functionality to make the service more powerful and useful to our users – certified professionals and certificates issuers. 1. Multiple … Continue reading →…

 

Coursera: Meet your classmates...and us!

2012-06-28 00:09:00

Learning is inherently social.  More than that, building friendships has always been one of the best parts of school.  Already, we’ve seen tremendous activity in our forum, to the point where question response time averages as low as 22 minutes!  Students from around the world have also started meeting up with classmates to discuss material, form study groups, build friendships, and just hang out.  We’d like to help this process!  To join an existing group or create a new one, go to www.meetup.com/coursera and type your location (if not automatically identified) in the box in the upper-righthand corner.  Coursera Meetups are a great way to meet your fellow “Courserians,” swap stories, share ideas, form study groups, and have a great time.  Find a meetup near you, or start a new one! These events are for you, by you, so meet wherever you like. You choose the topic, the time and the venue. Meetups could be course specific or be f…

 

Coursera: "Amazing talent can be anywhere. Maybe the next Albert Einstein or Steve Jobs is living in a remote..."

2012-06-27 18:39:49

““Amazing talent can be anywhere. Maybe the next Albert Einstein or Steve Jobs is living in a remote village in Africa.”” - Yesterday Daphne presented at TEDGlobal in Edinburgh. She pushed the audience to consider what would happen if we could offer the best education to anyone around the world and was met with a massive standing ovation. Here’s a terrific write-up from the TED blog: http://blog.ted.com/2012/06/26/massive-online-education-daphne-koller-at-tedglobal2012/…

 

: CertificatesWall API 2. Easy issue certificates to students or listeners

2012-06-26 05:46:04

New version of CertificatesWall API is available. CertificatesWall API 2.0 . New version is extended and more easy to use. There is PHP example of the library to use the API easy. Use the API to integrate CertificatesWall with your LMS … Continue reading →…

 

Coursera: "All I Really Needed to Know I Learned in World of Warcraft."

2012-06-21 02:04:00

Chris Heather: Hi!, I work on the Coursera Development team and am excited to introduce one of my favorite professors, Kevin Werbach from UPenn, my university. We hope you can join us for his highly anticipated Gamification course coming this summer! CH: Tell us a little about yourself: Kevin Werbach: I’m an associate professor of Legal Studies at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.  My research focuses on the legal, policy, and business implications of the Internet.  I think of myself as connector — I spend my time working between fields such as law and business, and pulling together networks of people and organizations to develop insights.  I’ve also worked in government as Counsel for New Technology Policy at the Federal Communications Commission, and later on the Obama Administration’s Presidential Transition Team.  Basically, I explore the constantly-evolving ways that technology is transforming our world.   &nbs…

 

Coursera: Three New Penn Courses Starting Next Monday, June 25th! Debate...

2012-06-18 21:39:00

Three New Penn Courses Starting Next Monday, June 25th! Debate the potential impact of the Affordable Care Act while the Supreme Court determines its constitutionality. Learn about vaccines, their benefits, risks and the controversies surrounding them. Or, dive into the world of pharmacology and learn how drugs affect the body. These three awesome University of Pennsylvania courses start next Monday, June 25, but you can sign-up now. If you like learning in groups, grab a friend or family member (or two!) to take the course with you. Health Policy and the Affordable Care Act Prof. Ezekiel Emanuel, University of Pennsylvania This course will explore the many problems of the American health care system and discuss the specific ways that the Affordable Care Act will impact access, quality, costs, as well as medical innovation. Sign-up: https://www.coursera.org/course/healthpolicy Vaccines Prof. Paul Offit, University of Pennsylvania This course will discuss issues regarding vaccines a…

 

: Show your certificates and badges on Moodle profile.

Show your certificates and badges on Moodle profile.
2012-06-15 04:24:01

CertificatesWall.com has released the Moodle plugin CertificatesWall Profile. This plugin is used to display user’s achievements in a user’s profile on a Moodle site. The plugins pulls user’s data from CertificatesWall.com and displays “Certificates Wall” for the user in his … Continue reading →…

 

: Show your Moodle Course Creator Certificate on the wall

Show your Moodle Course Creator Certificate on the wall
2012-06-13 04:59:51

CertificatesWall.com extends list of supported certificates issuers. Today we added support of Moodle certification. Now it is possible to add Moodle Course Creator Certificate on the wall. If you are certified in Moodle then you can demonstrate this achievement on your … Continue reading →…

 

Coursera: Welcome to the Coursera blog!

Welcome to the Coursera blog!
2012-06-12 00:36:00

Hello! My name is Jiquan Ngiam, and I head up our engineering team at Coursera. In the Fall of 2011, I started working on the online machine learning class, one of the first massively open online courses. It was an incredible experience to see tens of thousands of students complete the class together, helping each other out through the challenging assessments. Since then, everything has moved so quickly.  We’re now offering even more awesome courses, ranging from Poetry to Vaccines, and we’re at over one million enrollments! I’m continually blown away by our students’ passion to learn, drive to make it through difficult problem sets, and willingness to help their peers in the forums and study groups. We all are building an amazing community of lifelong learners that bridges age, nationality, and language. What’s this blog all about?On this blog, we’ll be sharing exciting news and updates about Coursera, our partner universities,…

 

: Conference Certificates of Participation. Easy create for many participants.

Conference Certificates of Participation. Easy create for many participants.
2012-06-08 12:49:38

CertificatesWall.com has nice tools for organizers of a conference. It is very easy to create and issue a certificate of participation to many participants. Register an issuer account Design the certificate template Add participants to the list of students Issue … Continue reading →…

 

OLI. Carnegie Mellon University: The Herb Simon Connection

The Herb Simon Connection
2012-06-06 17:31:24

If you’ve attended a presentation or seen a talk given by an OLI team member, you have no doubt seen this quote: “Improvement in post secondary education will require converting teaching from a solo sport to a community based research ……

 

OLI. Carnegie Mellon University: Summer 2012 Webinars on Using OLI

2012-06-06 17:04:43

Over the next few months we’ll offer two different webinars to help you make the most of OLI in your class, and each will be offered several times.  We hope you can join us for one or both of them; ……

 

OLI. Carnegie Mellon University: Welcome to our newly redesigned website!

2012-05-14 13:58:48

Open for business We at OLI would like to welcome you to our newly redesigned website.  We have taken great care to update and improve all of the information on this site and will continue to work aggressively on updating ……

 

OLI. Carnegie Mellon University: Read about OLI in: Game Changers: Education and Information Technologies

2012-05-14 13:54:45

Ross Strader and Candace Thille of OLI co-authored the chapter “The Open Learning Initiative: Enacting Instruction Online” for the free ebook “Game Changers: Education and Information Technologies”  See the book here: http://www.educause.edu/game-changers.  Be sure to check out other chapters, including ……

 

OLI. Carnegie Mellon University: OLI Featured at Carnegie Mellon Event in DC

2012-05-09 13:01:40

Carnegie Mellon University recently hosted an event on March 1, in Washington D.C. on the topic of OLI. There, CMU President Jared L. Cohon discussed OLI and CMU’s leadership in the science of learning. In addition to OLI Director Candace ……

 

OLI. Carnegie Mellon University: Changing the Production Function in Higher Education

2012-05-09 13:01:05

OLI Director Candace Thille recently wrote for the American Council on Education about productivity in higher education in the United States: Improving productivity in higher education is essential to strengthening the nation and positioning it to remain competitive in a ……

 

OLI. Carnegie Mellon University: Undergraduate STEM Education Report Release Event

2012-05-09 12:57:54

On Tuesday, February 7 at 3 pm ET (tentative), the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) expects to release its report entitled “Engage to Excel: Producing One Million Additional College Graduates with Degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, ……

 

OLI. Carnegie Mellon University: OLI Director Candace Thille Highlighted as Innovator

2012-05-09 12:57:16

The Open Learning Initiative’s director, Candace Thille, was recently profiled by the Chronicle of Higher Education for their series 12 Tech Innovators Who Are Transforming Campuses: Treating Higher Ed’s ‘Cost Disease’ With Supersize Online Courses Oh my God, she’s trying ……

 

OLI. Carnegie Mellon University: Spring 2012 Webinars on Using OLI

2012-05-09 12:56:20

Webinars on Using OLI In the month of January we will offer a couple of different webinars to help you make the most of OLI in your class, and each will be offered several times.  We hope that you can ……

 

OLI. Carnegie Mellon University: OLI at Open Education 2011

2012-05-09 12:55:00

The Open Learning Initiative (OLI) was proud to participate in this year’s annual Open Education conference in Park City, UT. From the conference website: The Open Education Conference has been described as the annual reunion of the open education family. ……