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George Mason University Launches World’s First MOOC in Social Entrepreneurship


George Mason University Launches World’s First MOOC in Social Entrepreneurship

Source: [http://masoninnovation.org/content/mcse-launches-worlds-first-mooc-socent]

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Indian-born Vishakha Desai(expert on Asian art) has been appointed US Museum Board


Indian-American Appointed to US Museum Board, another as MIT Digital Learning Director
 
Indian-born Vishakha Desai, a leading expert on Asian art, has been appointed by the Obama administration as member of the National Museum and Library Services Board, a key administrative post. A graduate from Bombay University, Desai studied from the University of Michigan.
An Indian-American professor of mechanical engineering and IIT alumni has been appointed as the first director of digital learning of the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).Sanjay Sarma, the Fred Fort Flowers and Daniel Fort Flowers Professor of Mechanical Engineering, will work closely with the Institute faculty and students to assess how new models of online instruction might become integral parts of MIT students education. The announcement was made by MIT president L Rafael Reif.  A 1989 IIT alumni, Sarma has long worked to develop new instructional techniques for mechanical engineering students.
Source: The Indian Express (  22nd Nov 2012)

Ohio State University Joins MOOC


Ohio State University is now part of the massive open online course movement  More details : http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2012/10/ohio_state_university_joins_ma.html

Stanford announces 16 online courses


The university, which pioneered massive open online courses, unveils two new homegrown software platforms to host the courses.

An open-source platform called Class2Go

It is hosted on another new platform, Venture Lab,

 

list of fall quarter classes, with instructor, course title, start date and platform:

Andrew Ng, Machine Learning, Aug. 20, Coursera
https://www.coursera.org/course/ml

Dan Boneh, Cryptography, Aug. 27, Coursera
https://www.coursera.org/course/crypto

Keith Devlin, Introduction to Mathematical Thinking, Sept. 17, Coursera
https://www.coursera.org/course/maththink

Daphne Koller, Probabilistic Graphical Models, Sept. 24, Coursera
https://www.coursera.org/course/pgm

Scott Klemmer, Human-Computer Interaction, Sept. 24, Coursera
https://www.coursera.org/course/hci

Michael Genesereth, Introduction to Logic, Sept. 24, Coursera
https://www.coursera.org/course/intrologic

Dan McFarland, Organizational Analysis, Sept. 24, Coursera
https://www.coursera.org/course/organalysis

Kristin Sainani, Writing in the Sciences, Sept. 24, Coursera
https://www.coursera.org/course/sciwrite

Tim Roughgarden, Algorithms: Design and Analysis, Part 2, October, Coursera
https://www.coursera.org/course/algo2

Chuck Eesley, Technology Entrepreneurship, Fall, Venture Lab
http://venturelab.stanford.edu/venture

Tina Seelig, A Crash Course on Creativity, Fall, Venture Lab
http://venturelab.stanford.edu/creativity

Paul Kim, Designing a New Learning Environment, Fall, Venture Lab
http://venturelab.stanford.edu/education

Kay Giesecke, Finance, Fall, Venture Lab
http://venturelab.stanford.edu/finance

Clint Korver, Startup Boards: Advanced Entrepreneurship, Fall, Venture Lab
http://venturelab.stanford.edu/advanced_venture

Bruce Clemens, Solar Cells, Fuel Cells and Batteries, Oct. 8, Class2Go
http://solar.class.stanford.edu

Nick McKeown and Philip Levis, An Introduction to Computer Networks, Oct. 8, Class2Go
http://networking.class.stanford.edu

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