BlendKit

Sorry to disappoint you but this post is not about German pastry. The University of Central Florida and EDUCAUSE have teamed up once again to offer the fourth iteration of BlendKit, an open, online course for those interested in blended learning course design. The course is sponsored by ELI and delivered via Canvas Network. The five-week course involves: Expert and peer assessment and […]

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Give ’em an earful: Online Skills Academy Public Listening Session

Today at 2pm EST the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration will be hosting a virtual listening session to solicit information and public input concerning the development of an Online Skills Academy described in the Obama Administration’s “Ready to Work: Job-Driving Training and American Opportunity” report. According to the report, the Online Skills Academy will… “…leverage technology to […]

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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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#thoughtvectors

Today, VCU launched a brand-spanking new MOOC-ish thing, Thought Vectors in Concept Space. The official name is UNIV 200: Inquiry and the Craft of Argument. I am using this blog as my platform for my participation in the course which, if you are not a VCU students who is formally enrolled, is totally free. Totes. So, if  “Take a MOOC” is on your bucket […]

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OpenVA closed for the winter

Everyone talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it. Because of the threat of severe winter weather, the First Annual Open and Digital Learning Resources Conference to be held at the University of Mary Washington this Thursday (March 7th) is going to be rescheduled for Fall 2013. It can’t be helped. While it is uncertain how badly the […]

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VCU Online Learning Summit 2013

If you are in the Richmond area on May 14th, or want to justify a spring trip to our fair capitol city, you may want to consider attending the Online Learning Summit at Virginia Commonwealth University. Seasoned keynoter Gardner Campbell will be headlining. There is no opening band or cover charge. That’s right: it’s free. If you haven’t seen or […]

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