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Coursera: Bienvenidos A Las Nuevas Universidades de Latinoam

2013-02-28 18:09:00

Two new universities joining Coursera are particularly exciting for two reasons: (1) they’re the first universities on Coursera located in Latin America, and (2) both universities will be offering select courses in Spanish! The Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and Tecnológico de Monterrey are extremely high-ranking and well-respected universities located in Mexico, and will be offering classes across a broad range of disciplines. Here’s some more information about the schools: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México was founded in 1551,and is the only university in Mexico with Nobel Prize laureates among its alumni. The institution’s primary purpose is to serve the country and humanity, train professionals useful to society, organize and conduct research (mainly on national problems and conditions) and spread cultural benefits. Tecnológico de Monterrey: Tecnol&…

 

Saylor.org: UnCollege

UnCollege
2013-02-28 15:38:22

According to a recent interview in The Chronicle of Higher Education‘s Tech Therapy, a few years ago, Dale Stephens was a just another typical first semester freshman at Hendrick College. And yet, as a former home-schooled student, Stephens felt that his life in a classroom was missing something stimulating. This lack of a spark caused him to [...]…

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Tips for Using GoAnimate in eLearning by Gary Lipkowitz

Tips for Using GoAnimate in eLearning by Gary Lipkowitz
2013-02-28 06:01:00

Trainers and educators have long known that appropriate, well-made video can increase levels of engagement and retention in eLearning. Technology is providing us with a set of tools we can use to create more video without breaking the bank. Here are eight tips for using one such product, GoAnimate, in your eLearning.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Tips for Using GoAnimate in eLearning by Gary Lipkowitz

Tips for Using GoAnimate in eLearning by Gary Lipkowitz
2013-02-28 06:01:00

Trainers and educators have long known that appropriate, well-made video can increase levels of engagement and retention in eLearning. Technology is providing us with a set of tools we can use to create more video without breaking the bank. Here are eight tips for using one such product, GoAnimate, in your eLearning.

 

Saylor.org: Ensuring Public Access to Scientific Research

Ensuring Public Access to Scientific Research
2013-02-27 19:10:26

In May of last year, a petition was added to WhiteHouse.gov’s We the People site, requesting that the government of the United States “require free access over the Internet to scientific journal articles arising from taxpayer-funded research.” Much research that receives federal funding (which is to say, citizens’ tax dollars) is not subject to any kind [...]…

 

Saylor.org: Whither the OER Newsletter?

2013-02-27 14:04:25

We are pleased to announce that yesterday’s OER Newsletter will be the last. Why “pleased”? Well, because it really isn’t going anywhere; we’re just going to improve on it a little. First, a brief history: the OER Newsletter began its run in private circulation; we used it to tell our academic consultants about resources we had [...]…

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Lectora Inspire v.11: Demo Webinar February 27 by News Editor

Lectora Inspire v.11: Demo Webinar February 27 by News Editor
2013-02-27 06:01:00

Trivantis recently released the biggest upgrade in the history of Lectora, with a completely new interface and 112 new features. Get a firsthand demonstration of Lectora V11 today! Details in this article.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Lectora Inspire v.11: Demo Webinar February 27 by News Editor

Lectora Inspire v.11: Demo Webinar February 27 by News Editor
2013-02-27 06:01:00

Trivantis recently released the biggest upgrade in the history of Lectora, with a completely new interface and 112 new features. Get a firsthand demonstration of Lectora V11 today! Details in this article.

 

Coursera: University Spotlight: Take Courses from the #1 Business School in Europe

2013-02-27 02:40:17

We offer Business & Management courses from universities around the world, including courses from the newest universities to join Coursera. These courses cover everything from business strategy and leadership to finance and operations management. Today, we’d like to share a little more information about IE Business School in Spain, which was ranked the #1 business school in Europe by the Financial Times last year! IE is dedicated to educating business leaders around the world, with core values of global focus, entrepreneurial spirit, and a humanistic approach to learning. They have an international faculty with more than 500 professors; and their alumni (numbering more than 40,000) hold management positions in 100+ countries around the world.The two courses IE currently lists are Critical Perspectives on Management (which will begin in Fall 2013) and Undertaking Economic Policymaking (start date to be announced).

 

: Moodling Beyond Moodle

Moodling Beyond Moodle
2013-02-26 22:09:03

Moodle for Teachers Electronic Village Online took place on WizIQ and on a Moodle website called Integrating Technology for Active Lifelong Learning (IT4ALL) from January to February 2013. M4TEVO2013 free 5-week online workshop took place for the second time as part of EVO and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).… Read the rest…

 

: How to find paying students online

How to find paying students online
2013-02-26 19:30:16

At my recent connecting online 2013 webinar on the WizIQ platform, I presented a topic called “ How do you promote your courses online”? A burning issue was the question of finding paying students. Much of the webinar talk revolved around building up an online presence and reputation.… Read the rest…

 

: Five Ways to Teach with Movies Online

Five Ways to Teach with Movies Online
2013-02-26 19:26:59

I’ve always been fascinated by the potential of using movies to teach. Over the years I’ve come up with many ideas for this. I’ve also recently been inspired by colleagues who have written books on the subject or who have created online movie utopias for ELT.… Read the rest…

 

Saylor.org: Course o

Course o
2013-02-26 18:22:08

Distill mechanical engineering enough and you’ll end up with mathematics and physics (and we won’t wade into the argument of which one of those two is more elemental). Look closely, and you’ll find you’ve also wound up with a good bit of common sense. Engineering is whole-heartedly about real-world application and creative problem-solving, making it [...]…

 

Saylor.org: Gallup

Gallup
2013-02-26 16:26:23

A couple weeks ago, we mentioned a recent poll by Gallup and the Lumina Foundation on what Americans want from higher education. Today, our own Marissa shares her thoughts. – Ed. Is higher education still valuable? Should the current accrediting system change? Is tuition too expensive? The American general public seems to think so. According [...]…

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Toolkit: TechSmith Camtasia Studio 8 by Joe Ganci

Toolkit: TechSmith Camtasia Studio 8 by Joe Ganci
2013-02-26 06:01:00

Techsmith’s Camtasia 8 is a complete reboot, rewritten from scratch, and it is attracting attention not only from eLearning developers but also from video production professionals and even from consumer periodicals. This is a beautiful tool to add to your kit, and you can read all about it here!

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Toolkit: TechSmith Camtasia Studio 8 by Joe Ganci

Toolkit: TechSmith Camtasia Studio 8 by Joe Ganci
2013-02-26 06:01:00

Techsmith’s Camtasia 8 is a complete reboot, rewritten from scratch, and it is attracting attention not only from eLearning developers but also from video production professionals and even from consumer periodicals. This is a beautiful tool to add to your kit, and you can read all about it here!

 

Coursera: University Spotlight: Learn from Top Universities in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and Japan

2013-02-26 01:33:28

In September 2012, we announced that courses from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology would be joining the Coursera platform. Now, we’re excited to welcome four more schools from Asia to our community! These universities will be offering courses across all disciplines, and select courses will be taught in Chinese.  Learn more about these universities below: The Chinese University of Hong Kong: Founded in 1963, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is a forward looking comprehensive research university. With the motto, “Through learning and temperance to virtue,” the university has a global vision and mission to nurture students with both specialized knowledge and wisdom for life. CUHK teachers and students hail from all corners of the world.   National Taiwan University:  National Taiwan University’s motto is “Cultivate virtue, advance intellect; love one’s country, love one’s people.” The school…

 

Coursera: Why not an option for online chat/conversation for a course ?

2013-02-26 01:18:55

We’ve gotten a lot of good ideas on how to make the coursera experience more interactive, thank you for this suggestion!

 

Coursera: Please create calendar events for each course. As a working professional, I create manually calendar events for my courses, I have enrolled for the coming months. It would be great if you can create google calendar/ iCal events for us.

2013-02-26 01:18:28

Thank you for the feedback, great suggestions!

 

Saylor.org: OER Newsletter

OER Newsletter
2013-02-25 20:50:32

Here’s one of our favorites. Check it out!     Open License MapStory [CC BY-SA 2.0] Creative platform that allows you to start your own story or build on another one, with use of maps and time lines as a foundation. Through Creative Commons, this platform is completely free, and it allows you to “share [...]…