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QuoteOriginally posted by: PolterQuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnQuoteOriginally posted by: Polterhttp://www.realtimerendering.com/blog/dirty-li ... ret/Charge them $500 and see what happens.Well, that's the point, isn't it? :-)Not sure, seems to be many levels
 
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QuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnQuoteOriginally posted by: PolterQuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnQuoteOriginally posted by: Polterhttp://www.realtimerendering.com/blog/dirty-li ... ret/Charge them $500 and see what happens.Well, that's the point, isn't it? :-)Not sure, seems to be many levelsAside from the issues that a low-cost-of-entry => low completion rates and low self-discipline of many students => low completion rates, wouldn't the "quality" of the course be a second order function of the completion rate. MOOC courses with very high completion rates are almost certainly pathetically easy (== low quality edutainment and lax grading). MOOC courses with very low completion rates are almost certainly poorly designed with respect to pedagogy (== low quality transmission of knowledge, too).Moreover, to the extent that completion rate is low, then an individual's completion of that course serves as a better indicator of the individual's level of self-discipline. During a discussion of how employers rank various universities in the UK, one employer ranked some of the part-time, night-course degree programs to be equivalent to traditional top-ranked Oxbridge schools. Although the A-list schools might have smarter professors and smarter students, completion of a part-time program whilst working was a much better indicator that the student would be a high-performing employee (e.g., hard working and self-disciplined).The optimum completion rate is probably quite low (maybe 10%?) due to the aforementioned factors as well as the key point that one of the major societal benefits of MOOC is that it lets many more people try many more educational subjects. In that regard, not completing a course != failure. Attempting but not completing a course may give the student low-cost self-insight into the subject matters that they might want to pursue. It may be better to encourage people to explore lots of different courses -- with low-expectations of completion -- to better synchronize the diversity of students with the diversities of subject matters and fields of employment.
 
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Online Standford EducationStandford has updated the list of its online courses.QuoteSpring 2013 Courses from Stanford Online(Fuente del mensaje)10:03 A.M. (hace 57 minutos)remitente:John Mitchell (Agregar contacto)fecha:Mie, May 22 2013 a las 3:22 a.m. Spring 2013 Courses from Stanford OnlineHello!It has been an exciting year for us at Stanford! We've been working to design and deliver new online, flipped, and blended courses. You've previously expressed an interest in free public classes from Stanford faculty and I wanted to tell you about upcoming courses that you can join. A couple of the courses have already started but you are still free join in. The other start dates are coming up soon so please visit the course web pages to learn how to participate.As always, you can find out more about Stanford programs and the courses we offer at online.stanford.eduHope to see you online!Sincerely, John Mitchell Vice Provost for Online Learning Stanford UniversityGame Theory IIMatthew Jackson, Kevin Leyton-Brown, and Yoav ShohamStarting May 27The course is a follow-on to our introductory course and it covers how to design interactions between agents in order to achieve good social outcomes. The course -- which is free and open to the public -- considers three main topics: social choice theory (i.e., collective decision making), mechanism design, and auctions. The course will run for four weeks. JoinStatistics in MedicineKristin SainaniStarting June 11The course focuses on real examples from the medical literature and popular press. Each week starts with "teasers," such as: Should I be worried about lead in lipstick? Should I play the lottery when the jackpot reaches half-a-billion dollars? Does eating red meat increase my risk of being in a traffic accident? We will work our way back from the news coverage to the original study and then to the underlying data. In the process, students will learn how to read, interpret, and critically evaluate the statistics in medical studies.JoinStartup EngineeringBalaji S. Srinivasan, Vijay S. PandeStarting June 17This course bridges the gap between academic computer science and production software engineering. It is a fast-paced introduction to key tools and techniques (command line, dotfiles, text editor, distributed version control, debugging, testing, documentation, reading code, deployments), featuring guest appearances by senior engineers from successful startups and large-scale academic projects. Students will build a command line application, expose it as a web service, and then link other students' applications and services together to build an HTML5 mobile app. General principles are illustrated through modern Javascript and the latest web technologies, including Node, Backbone, Coffeescript, Bootstrap, Git, and Github. JoinHow to Learn MathJo BoalerStarting July 15This course is a short intervention designed to change students' relationships with math. This intervention has been taught successfully in the past (in classrooms); it caused students to re-engage successfully with math, taking a new approach to the subject and their learning. Note that this version of the course is designed for teachers and other helpers of math learners, such as parents. The course will be 8 sessions of 15 minutes each and it will be available, free, online. JoinDesign Thinking Action LabLeticia Britos CavagnaroStarting July 22ndIn this experiential course will take you on a journey to learn the design thinking process. This methodology for human-centered creative problem solving is used by companies and organizations to drive a culture of innovation. The Design Thinking Action Lab will provide the inspiration, tools and support you need to discover the joy of learning by doing as you tackle an innovation challenge in the real world. JoinSustainable Design and Product ManagementDariush RafinejadStarting August 5thThis course focuses on strategies for development of sustainable products and manufacturing processes. Students will study sustainability in management of new product and process from the point of view of senior executives. Students will work in teams to design a new sustainable product or take fieldstudy projects to study sustainability practices in a company of their choice. JoinMobile Health without BordersHomero Rivas, Eric LerouxStarted May 13thThis course provides students the unique opportunity to form global, multi-disciplinary teams that create solutions to health problems around the world, and is the first course ever to address global health challenges by leveraging worldwide entrepreneurial spirit. Distinguished guest lecturers will present on their area of expertise, and students will apply concepts to highly relevant group exercises. The culminating project is the Health Innovation Challenge in which small teams will develop an innovative solution to an important health challenge and have the opportunity to earn funding and win other prizes. JoinTechnology EntrepreneurshipChuck EesleyStarted April 29thThis course introduces the fundamentals of technology entrepreneurship pioneered in Silicon Valley which now inspires businesses around the the world. This is the third offering of the class. Last time, nearly 35,000 students from a global audience formed teams to work on start-up ideas together. The top teams were matched with Silicon Valley mentors, and many won the opportunity to pitch their ideas to investors. A significant number of alumni of the last class are continuing to build their startups and will be mentoring teams this time. JoinFinanceKay GieseckeStarted April 29thThis class introduces the basic concepts of modern finance and their practical application. Learn about financial markets and securities, how to rank investment alternatives, use different interest rates, immunize a bond portfolio, measure financial risk, and structure a stock portfolio optimally. Apply your learning in a project involving actual security market data. JoinLearn more at: online.stanford.eduTwitter @StanfordUOnline
 
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May 24th, 2013, 9:53 am

QuoteOriginally posted by: outrunWow, with Omega-3!Indeed! Omega-3 is big in the US. One can get it in eggs, milk, margarine, yogurt, breakfast cereals, etc. Probably the only fad that might be bigger is the gluten-free movement.
 
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May 24th, 2013, 3:46 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnAnd here it has been written CIF for ages
 
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May 24th, 2013, 3:57 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: edouardQuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnAnd here it has been written CIF for ages Only in France.Compare Dash vs Daz.Ulay, Ulazetc.
 
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May 24th, 2013, 5:42 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: outrunQuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnQuoteOriginally posted by: edouardQuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnAnd here it has been written CIF for ages Only in France.Compare Dash vs Daz.Ulay, Ulazetc.
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