I love learning. And my professional domain being to deal with information systems, I can’t help but looking on the e-learning side…
Recently, the new stuff seems to be the increasing development and use of (and controversy about) MOOCs – Massive Open Online Courses.
So I thought I would try some of them this year…
The main ones I’ve found so far:
* MIT OpenCourseWare: http://ocw.mit.edu
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity.
* EdX: https://www.edx.org/courses
EdX is a not-for-profit enterprise of its founding partners Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that features learning designed specifically for interactive study via the web.
* Khan Academy: http://www.khanacademy.org/ (videos)
Khan Academy is a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere.
* Coursera: https://www.coursera.org/courses
Coursera is a social entrepreneurship company that partners with the top universities in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free.
* Udacity: https://www.udacity.com/courses
Udacity was born out of a Stanford University experiment in which Sebastian Thrun and Peter Norvig offered their “Introduction to Artificial Intelligence” course online to anyone, for free. Over 160,000 students in more than 190 countries enrolled and not much later, Udacity was born.
* Open Learning Initiative: http://oli.cmu.edu/
The Open Learning Initiative (OLI) is a grant-funded group at Carnegie Mellon University, offering innovative online courses to anyone who wants to learn or teach.
* DuoLingo: http://duolingo.com/
Duolingo is a free service that helps you learn languages with your friends while simultaneously contributing to translate real-world content from the Web.
* Canvas Network: https://www.canvas.net/
Canvas Network will grow to be a gathering place for the open online courses, communities and collections that millions more will be able to use to evolve learning to meet their goals.
* Venture Lab: http://venture-lab.org/
Venture Lab is one of the primary platforms used by Stanford University to offer free online courses.
* Marginal Revolution University: http://mruniversity.com
An online education platform. The first course offered is Development Economics.
* FutureLearn: http://futurelearn.com/ (Fall 2013+)
Futurelearn is the first UK-led, multi-institutional platform for free, open, online courses. Futurelearn is a private company majority owned by the Open University, partnering with the British Library and 17 of the UK’s top universities.
* Open Learning: http://www.open.edu/openlearn/
OpenLearn aims to break the barriers to education by reaching millions of learners around the world, providing free educational resources and inviting all to sample courses that Open University registered students take – for free.
* Class 2 Go: http://class.stanford.edu/
Stanford Online’s internal platform, designed to be an open platform for online learning and research.
* OpenHPI: https://openhpi.de/courses
openHPI is the educational Internet platform of the German Hasso Plattner Institute, Potsdam.
* SlideWiki, University of Leipzig: http://slidewiki.org (slides)
SlideWiki aims to exploit the wisdom, creativity and productivity of the crowd for the creation of qualitative, rich, engaging educational content. With SlideWiki users can create and collaborate on slides, diagrams, assessments and arrange this content in richly-structured course presentations.
Also, here are some interesting readings about MOOC:
* An experience of MOOC: http://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/alma-mater/mooc-or-not-mooc, “We at Alma will be watching cautiously and experimenting eagerly.”
* MOOC MOOC: http://www.moocmooc.com/, A mini-MOOC, a meta-MOOC, a MOOC about MOOCs. One-week course, archive is here: https://learn.canvas.net/courses/27/
* 2012 “The Year of the MOOC”: http://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/hack-higher-education/top-ed-tech-trends-2012-moocs
Next: feedbacks on the ones I will have tried!