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ACE to Evaluate Credit Equivalency for Coursera’s Online Courses

American Council on Education to Evaluate Credit Equivalency for Coursera’s Online Courses

ACE Assessment to Expand Coursera’s Benefits to Students

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA–(Marketwire – Nov 13, 2012) – Coursera today announced that it is working with the American Council on Education (ACE) to initiate a credit-equivalence evaluation of a subset of the massive open online courses (MOOCs) offered by the world-leading universities and hosted on Coursera’s platform. Read the rest of this entry

Global Conference Hibbs Prepared Remarks

Re Hibbs/Vance Stevens Presentation at the Global Education Conference, MOOC’s – The New Frontier of OnLine Learning

Hibbs Prepared Remarks, 15 November 2012

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you may be.

I’m John Hibbs, speaking to you from Eugene, Oregon, the home of the University of Oregon – and, I might add. a plug for our Ducks who are now the Number One collegiate football team in the country. Read the rest of this entry

MOOCs Global Education Conference Presentation

Vance Stevens and John Hibbs will be participating in the Global Education Conference being held on-line November 12-17, 2012 Read the rest of this entry

Coursera – Future of OnLine Education

Coursera CEO discusses benefits, future of online education

By Julia Rossi · October 4, 2012, 11:49 pm

Coursera CEO Dafphne Koller, photo below: Her presentation entitled “The OnLine Revolution: High-Quality Education for Everyone” focused on Coursera’s social model.

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Coursera co-founder and Stanford professor Daphne Koller speaks at College Hall. She hopes Coursera will contribute to the future of online education long-term. Read the rest of this entry

Coursera Now Has 33 University Partners

Coursera announced today formal agreement with 33 Universities. Here is the list Read the rest of this entry

Weather and the Culture of Big Data

For those wrestling with the impossibly difficult Rubik’s Cube of how best to use Big Data, machine Learning and MOOC’s for purposes of offering free college courses, with excellence, worldwide, here is a MUST READ: September 10, 2012, New York Sunday Magazine Article The Weatherman is not a Moron. Please, please. Read every single word of it. I promise, my post, below, will make a lot more sense if you do. Read the rest of this entry

Into the Future With MOOC’s

From the Chronicle of Higher Education
By Kevin Carey

In the spring of my freshman year in college, I took “Principles of Microeconomics” in Lecture Hall 1, a 400-seat auditorium. The professor was an economist and thus possessed a certain perspective on human nature. On the first day of class, he explained that our grades would be based on two midterms and a final. If we skipped the first midterm, the second would count double. If we skipped them both, the final would count for 100 percent of our grade. I may or may not have waited until the hour ended before walking out the back door of Lecture Hall 1 toward the nearest bar. Read the rest of this entry

Coursera partners with Amara for crowd-sourced captioning

HIBBS: This is really, really outstanding news!!!

Crowdsourced captioning provider Amara announced a partnership with Coursera Monday morning that will result in volunteers transcribing and translating more than 1,200 lectures from Coursera’s partner universities. Lectures are being translated into dozens of languages, and Coursera’s co-founder Andrew Ng said in a release sent out Monday that this approach has been key to making the site’s content available to non-English speakers. Read the rest of this entry

Coursera Roars Into India, China, Brazil

strong>FORBES MAGAZINE: COURSERA’s HUGE ONLINE CLASSES ROAR INTO BRAZIL, INDIA, CHINA SOURCE HERE Coursera’s Huge Online Classes Roar Into Brazil, India and China One million students have signed up for college-level classes being offered online by California-based Coursera — and most of them aren’t in the United States. Read the rest of this entry

YouTube Videos in Tribute to Coursera

These are wonderful videos

Joey Lavino – I Turn To You (Coursera Tribute)

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