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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
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
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.
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
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
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
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