Archive for the ‘Moodle MOOC posts’ Category

MOOCs in Portugal

Posted: February 18, 2019 in Moodle MOOC posts

MOOCs promoted by portuguese Higher Education Institutions  – https://www.mooc-list.com/countries/portugal

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Open Science MOOC

Posted: February 18, 2019 in Moodle MOOC posts

Open Science MOOC – http://eurodoc.net/news/2019/interview-with-jon-tennant-on-open-science-mooc

«It describes a process of performing and communicating research that adheres to strong scientific principles, such as transparency and accountability, and strong human values around freedom, equity, and justice.»

UNESCO MOOC Portal

Posted: February 18, 2019 in Moodle MOOC posts

UNESCO launched on the 7th february 2019 a portal to deliver MOOCs – http://www.unesco.org/new/en/tashkent/about-this-office/single-view/news/portal_for_massive_open_online_courses_mooc/

The Chinese government has announced a list of 801 recommended online courses of the year 2018, a move to boost the development of massive open online courses (MOOC) in China – http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/201901/23/WS5c4819b2a3106c65c34e6179.html

Some reflections on the MOOCs and their future, completion rates, accreditation, accessibility, financial sustainability – Are MOOCs going to disappear?

A Class Central article on the way MOOCs have evolved – MOOCs May Still Be Reshaping Higher Education, Just Not In the Way That Was Initially Predicted

Processing – P5.js

Posted: April 24, 2018 in Moodle MOOC posts

An article of the Kadenze blog on Processing – https://blog.kadenze.com/creative-technology/getting-started-with-p5-js/?utm_source=kadenze&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=weekly_blog_email 

«p5.js is “Processing reimagined for the web,” meaning it’s a tool for programming art, sound, animation and more. Like Processing, it’s designed for learning coding in a more interactive and hands-on way. Unlike Processing, p5.js is in JavaScript, so it’s made for the web. Everything you write (if it works!) should be able to run in a browser.»

In the same article two online courses are referred as an introduction to Processing which are open for enrollment:

Introduction to programming for the visual arts with p5.js

The nature of code

MOOCS in Portuguese

Posted: March 28, 2018 in Moodle MOOC posts

A Class Central list of MOOC in portuguese language – https://www.class-central.com/language/portuguese

An article on the changes of free MOOCs turning into paid MOOCs which I acknowledge and not only concerning Business Schools – https://www.businessbecause.com/news/opinion/5156/opinion-mooc-cash-cow-business-schools.

Most of the MOOCs I’ve participated in were in the fields of Education, Special Needs, ICT and Visual Arts and the big platforms like Coursera keep reminding us, along the courses, whether we wish to acquire paid certificates. I understand that some participants may be interested in certificates from Universities with a certain reputation, in spite of not granting any degree, but that is stated at the beginning of each course, they shouldn’t hammer the issue.

As the article also refers the trend may be to turn all MOOCs paid and more and more official degrees to be made available. Massive participation equals massive profit.

It’s a pity that the original meaning of MOOC, open-free-costless, becomes subverted in this way.

The European Schoolnet is running a MOOC on Learning in the Musem – https://www.schooleducationgateway.eu/pt/pub/latest/news/learning-in-a-museum-mooc-un.htm