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Title: Introduction to the Profession of Evaluation
From: Claremont Graduate University
When: Available now (self-paced)
What: Key topics of this MOOC include the various uses, purposes, and benefits of conducting evaluations, evaluation theory, evaluation design, evaluation methods, evaluation practice, and research on evaluation. Additionally, participants will be introduced to core concepts in international development evaluation, program design and redesign, developmental evaluation, and career opportunities in evaluation.
More info: https://www.canvas.net/courses/introduction-to-the-profession-of-evaluation
Title: Performance Assessment in the Virtual Classroom
From: UC Irvine
When: Available now (April)
What: This MOOC explores the myths and challenges of assessing performance virtually. Topics include effective measures of assessing students, compliance issues, feedback models for students, online gradebook functions, and data analysis.
More info: https://www.coursera.org/course/virtualassessment
Title: Technology and the Future: Managing Change and Innovation
From: Shaping Tomorrow
When: Available now (April) and runs through June 9th.
What: This course focuses on the application of theoretical approaches to the strategic management of technology and innovation. Concepts, tools, and process will be explored through lectures, readings, team activities, and case study applications. Major topics include: The importance of technological innovation; yynamics of technological change; factors affecting technological innovation and adoption; and organizational strategy and strategic management in the face of rapid technological change
More info: https://www.canvas.net/courses/technology-and-the-future
Title: BlendKit2014-Becoming a Blended Learning Designer
From: University of Central Florida/EDUCAUSE
When: April 21-May 26
What: Blended learning (the strategic combination of face-to-face and online learning experiences) is growing in popularity within higher education and K-12 settings around the world. The goal of BlendKit2014 is to provide assistance to faculty and instructional designers in developing and designing blended learning courses through (1) a consideration of key issues related to blended learning and (2) practical step-by-step guidance in producing materials for a blended course (e.g., developing design documents, creating content pages, and receiving peer review feedback at one’s own institution).
More info: https://www.canvas.net/courses/becoming-a-blended-learning-designer
Title: Core Concepts in Data Analysis
From: The Higher School of Economics National Research University
When: April 21st
What: Learn both theory and application for basic methods that have been invented either for developing new concepts–principal components or clusters, or for finding interesting correlations–regression and classification. This is preceded by a thorough analysis of 1D and 2D data.
More info: https://www.coursera.org/course/datan
(Next page: April MOOCs 6-10)