OERu: Global learning for a global workforce

While popular MOOC platforms Coursera and Udacity claim to be free and “open” but are merely free, OERu is the real thing: a truly free and open international partnership offering MOOCs for academic credit. OERu offers free courses to anyone with an internet connection who is interested in learning online with others from anywhere the world. OERu learners study independently, from home, by accessing world-class courses from recognized […]

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All Rights Reserved: Copyright MOOC begins on July 21st

From July 21-August 18, Coursera will offer a free professional development MOOC on US copyright law for librarians and educators. The course, Copyright for Educators & Librarians, will be taught by instructors from Duke, Emory, and UNC Chapel Hill. Here is a brief summary about the 4 week course: Fear and uncertainty about copyright law often plagues educators and sometimes prevents […]

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Fundamentals of Online Education Course: Jan. 28th

Are you a faculty member interested in teaching online, or an experienced online instructor who wants to brush up on your online teaching skills? Beginning January 28th, 2013, Georgia Tech, through their partnership with Coursera, will be offering a free, six-week class called the Fundamentals of Online Education. Here’s the course description from the class’s webpage on Coursera: In this […]

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MOOCs: A New Way to Train Your Cat

MOOC fever has broken out,  infecting the insular and sheltered world of academia and spreading to the vulnerable population at large. Symptoms include a feeling of generalized urgency (Audrey Watters calls this FOMO), a paradoxical desire to monetize free and open content, and a susceptibility to buzzwords and confident-sounding prognostication. It won’t be long until we’ll begin to see articles […]

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