Monday, June 30, 2014

List of July MOOCs

Art, Design, Music, Film
The Music of the Beatles2014-07-06EnglishCoursera
Introduction to Music Production2014-07-14EnglishCoursera
Creativity, Innovation, and Change2014-07-14EnglishCoursera
Fundamentals of Music Theory2014-07-14EnglishCoursera
Developing Your Musicianship2014-07-19EnglishCoursera
Introduction to Digital Sound Design2014-07-21EnglishCoursera
Songwriting2014-07-21EnglishCoursera
Philosophy and Film2014-07-21Englishcanvas.net
Biology and Life Sciences
Animal Behaviour and Welfare2014-07-14EnglishCoursera
Emergence of Life2014-07-14EnglishCoursera
Business and Management
Leading Strategic Innovation in Organizations2014-07-01EnglishCoursera
Introduction to Communication Science2014-07-02EnglishCoursera
Mobile Health Without Borders2014-07-07EnglishNovoED
Technology Entrepreneurship2014-07-13EnglishNovoED
Chemistry
Preparation for General Chemistry2014-07-07EnglishCoursera
College Preparation
Discover Your Value2014-07-07Englishcanvas.net
Computer Science
Metadata: Organizing and Discovering Information2014-07-14EnglishCoursera
Programming Cloud Services for Android Handheld Systems2014-07-21EnglishCoursera
CS101.1x: Introduction to Computer Programming, Part 12014-07-29EnglishEdX
Education and Teaching
Genetics and Society: A Course for Educators2014-07-07EnglishCoursera
Art & Activity: Interactive Strategies for Engaging with Art2014-07-07EnglishCoursera
Statistics in Education for Mere Mortals2014-07-07Englishcanvas.net
Developing your research project2014-07-07EnglishFutureLearn
GSE2x: Leaders of Learning2014-07-08EnglishEdX
Teaching Character and Creating Positive Classrooms 2014-07-09EnglishCoursera
How to Succeed in College2014-07-15EnglishCoursera
First Year Teaching - Success from the Start2014-07-21EnglishCoursera
First Year Teaching (Secondary Grades) - Success from the Start2014-07-21EnglishCoursera
Copyright for Educators & Librarians2014-07-21EnglishCoursera
Learning to Teach Online2014-07-28EnglishCoursera
Engineering
Structure Standing Still: The Statics of Everyday Objects2014-07-14EnglishCoursera
Finance and Economics
Economics of Money and Banking, Part Two2014-07-08EnglishCoursera
Health and Medicine
Mobile Health Without Borders2014-07-07EnglishNovoED
Clinical Terminology for International Students2014-07-14EnglishCoursera
The American Disease: Drugs and Drug Control in the USA2014-07-14EnglishCoursera
Exercise Physiology: Understanding the Athlete Within2014-07-21EnglishCoursera
Introduction to the Clinical Psychology of Children and Young People2014-07-28EnglishCoursera
Humanities and Social Studies
The French Revolution2014-07-07EnglishCoursera
Questionnaire Design for Social Surveys2014-07-07EnglishCoursera
Mobile Health Without Borders2014-07-07EnglishNovoED
GSE2x: Leaders of Learning2014-07-08EnglishEdX
Online Games: Literature, New Media, and Narrative2014-07-14EnglishCoursera
Social Psychology2014-07-14EnglishCoursera
Talk the Talk: How to Give a Great Presentation2014-07-21EnglishFutureLearn
Revolutionary Ideas: An Introduction to Legal and Political Philosophy2014-07-27EnglishCoursera
Information, Technology and Vision
Technology & the Future: Managing Change and Innovation2014-07-07Englishcanvas.net
Technology Entrepreneurship2014-07-13EnglishNovoED
Mathematics
Experimentation for Improvement2014-07-07EnglishCoursera
Invitation to Mathematics הזמנה למתמטיקה2014-07-13HebrewCoursera
Physics and Earth Studies
Climate Change in Four Dimensions2014-07-01EnglishCoursera
ME209x: Thermodynamics2014-07-29EnglishEdX
Professional Development
Discover Your Value2014-07-07Englishcanvas.net
Statistics and Data Analysis
Structural Equation Model and its Applications | 结构方程模型及其应用2014-07-01ChineseCoursera
The Data Scientist’s Toolbox2014-07-07EnglishCoursera
R Programming2014-07-07EnglishCoursera
Getting and Cleaning Data2014-07-07EnglishCoursera
Exploratory Data Analysis2014-07-07EnglishCoursera
Reproducible Research2014-07-07EnglishCoursera
Statistical Inference2014-07-07EnglishCoursera
Regression Models2014-07-07EnglishCoursera
Practical Machine Learning2014-07-07EnglishCoursera
Developing Data Products2014-07-07EnglishCoursera
Statistics in Education for Mere Mortals2014-07-07Englishcanvas.net
Statistical Analysis of fMRI Data2014-07-21EnglishCoursera

Saturday, May 31, 2014

List of June MOOCs

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Art, Design, Music, Film
Fundamentals of Rehearsing Music Ensembles2014-06-02EnglishCoursera
World Music2014-06-02Englishopen2study
The Art of Photography2014-06-02Englishopen2study
The Art of Drawing and Painting2014-06-02Englishopen2study
Biology and Life Sciences
Animal Behaviour2014-06-02EnglishCoursera
The Human Body as a Machine2014-06-02Englishopen2study
Microbiology and Forensic Science2014-06-02Englishopen2study
Marine and Antarctic Science2014-06-02Englishopen2study
Bioinformatics: Life Sciences on Your Computer2014-06-09EnglishCoursera
7.QBWx: Quantitative Biology Workshop2014-06-10EnglishEdX
7.00x: Introduction to Biology - The Secret of Life2014-06-17EnglishEdX
Genes and the Human Condition (From Behavior to Biotechnology)2014-06-23EnglishCoursera
Introduction to Neuroeconomics: how the brain makes decisions2014-06-23EnglishCoursera
Business and Management
Principles of Project Management2014-06-02Englishopen2study
Sports and Recreation Management2014-06-02Englishopen2study
Strategic Management2014-06-02Englishopen2study
Writing for the Web2014-06-02Englishopen2study
Big Data for Better Performance2014-06-02Englishopen2study
Introduction to Business in Asia2014-06-02Englishopen2study
Introduction to Enterprise Architecture2014-06-02Englishopen2study
Online Advertising2014-06-02Englishopen2study
Innovation for Powerful Outcomes2014-06-02Englishopen2study
Agriculture and the World We Live In2014-06-02Englishopen2study
Leadership: Identity, Influence and Power2014-06-02Englishopen2study
Entrepreneurship and Family Business2014-06-02Englishopen2study
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution2014-06-02Englishopen2study
Human Resources2014-06-02Englishopen2study
Developing Innovative Ideas for New Companies2014-06-09EnglishCoursera
Subsistence Marketplaces2014-06-09EnglishCoursera
Foundations of Business Strategy2014-06-16EnglishCoursera
Supply Chain Management: A Learning Perspective2014-06-16EnglishCoursera
Decision Skills: Power Tools to Build Your Life2014-06-16EnglishNovoED
Mega Events: Inside the FIFA World Cup2014-06-23Englishcanvas.net
The DO School Start-Up Lab2014-06-28Englishiversity
Starting a business: realise your vision2014-06-30EnglishFutureLearn
Chemistry
Introduction to Physical Chemistry2014-06-02EnglishCoursera
Chemistry – Building Blocks of the World2014-06-02Englishopen2study
College Preparation
College Foundations: Reading, Writing, and Math2014-06-02Englishcanvas.net
Math Refresher with College Success Tips2014-06-02Englishcanvas.net
Preparing for uni2014-06-16EnglishFutureLearn
Computer Science
Creative coding2014-06-02EnglishFutureLearn
Concepts in Game Development2014-06-02Englishopen2study
Principles of Computing2014-06-09EnglishCoursera
CS169.2x: Engineering Software as a Service II2014-06-10EnglishEdX
6.00.1x: Introduction to Computer Science and Programming Using Python2014-06-11EnglishEdX
Algorithms, Part I2014-06-13EnglishCoursera
Machine Learning2014-06-16EnglishCoursera
Networks Illustrated: Principles without Calculus2014-06-16EnglishCoursera
COMP102x: Introduction to Computing with Java2014-06-20EnglishEdX
Creative Programming for Digital Media & Mobile Apps2014-06-23EnglishCoursera
Human-Computer Interaction2014-06-30EnglishCoursera
Cryptography I2014-06-30EnglishCoursera
Algorithms: Design and Analysis, Part 22014-06-30EnglishCoursera
Introduction to Data Science2014-06-30EnglishCoursera
The Hardware/Software Interface2014-06-30EnglishCoursera
Education and Teaching
Liderazgo en gestión educativa estratégica a través del uso de la tecnología2014-06-02SpanishCoursera
College Foundations: Reading, Writing, and Math2014-06-02Englishcanvas.net
STEAM CAMP - DIY2014-06-02Englishcanvas.net
Technology in A Foreign Language Class2014-06-02Englishcanvas.net
5 Habits of Highly Creative Teachers2014-06-02Englishcanvas.net
Risk Management in Higher Education2014-06-02Englishcanvas.net
Teaching Adult Learners2014-06-02Englishopen2study
Education in a Changing World2014-06-02Englishopen2study
Becoming a Confident Trainer2014-06-02Englishopen2study
Early Childhood Education2014-06-02Englishopen2study
ECFS312x: Positive Behavior Support for Young Children2014-06-10EnglishEdX
Teaching computing: part 22014-06-16EnglishFutureLearn
Tinkering Fundamentals: Integrating Making Activities into Your STEM Classroom2014-06-19EnglishCoursera
Applying Principles of Behavior in the K-12 Classroom2014-06-23EnglishCoursera
Teaching goes massive: new skills required2014-06-23EnglishCoursera
Teaching Online: Reflections on Practice2014-06-23Englishcanvas.net
The Entrepreneurial Educator: Designing for the 21st Century2014-06-23Englishcan...
Mastering Academic Research: Information Skills for Successful Students2014-06-23Englishcanvas.net
Foundations of Virtual Instruction2014-06-30EnglishCoursera
Assessment and Teaching of 21st Century Skills2014-06-30EnglishCoursera
e-Learning Ecologies2014-06-30EnglishCoursera
Engineering
Organic Solar Cells - Theory and Practice2014-06-02EnglishCoursera
Mobile Robotics2014-06-02Englishopen2study
Mining Engineering2014-06-02Englishopen2study
SNU446.345.2x: Robot Mechanics and Control, Part II2014-06-09EnglishEdX
Vehicle Dynamics II: Cornering2014-06-10Englishiversity
Finance and Economics
FPP.1x: Financial Programming and Policies, Part 1: Macroeconomic Accounts & Analysis2014-06-02EnglishE...
Financial Planning2014-06-02Englishopen2study
Financial Literacy2014-06-02Englishopen2study
Diagnosing the Financial Health of a Business2014-06-02Englishopen2study
Financing and Investing in Infrastructure2014-06-09EnglishCoursera
Microeconomics Principles2014-06-16EnglishCoursera
Advanced Competitive Strategy2014-06-20EnglishCoursera
The Power of Macroeconomics: Economic Principles in the Real World2014-06-21EnglishCoursera
The Power of Microeconomics: Economic Principles in the Real World2014-06-23EnglishCoursera
Globalization and You2014-06-24EnglishCoursera
Основы корпоративных финансов (Fundamentals of Corporate Finance)2014-06-30RussianCoursera
Risk and Opportunity: Managing Risk for Development2014-06-30EnglishCoursera
Health and Medicine
The Science of Safety in Healthcare2014-06-02EnglishCoursera
Instructional Methods in Health Professions Education2014-06-02EnglishCoursera
PH555x: Improving Global Health: Focusing on Quality and Safety2014-06-02EnglishEdX
Improving your image: dental photography in practice2014-06-02EnglishFutureLearn
Food, Nutrition & Your Health2014-06-02Englishopen2study
Introduction to Nursing in Healthcare2014-06-02Englishopen2study
Foundations of Psychology2014-06-02Englishopen2study
Understanding Common Diseases2014-06-02Englishopen2study
Emergency Management2014-06-02Englishopen2study
Midwifery2014-06-02Englishopen2study
An Introduction to Global Health2014-06-03EnglishCoursera
MEDX202-01: Genomic Medicine Gets Personal2014-06-04EnglishEdX
Swallowing difficulties and medicines2014-06-09EnglishFutureLearn
Obesity: causes and consequences2014-06-09EnglishFutureLearn
Nutrition and Physical Activity for Health2014-06-16EnglishCoursera
Global Health and Humanitarianism2014-06-16EnglishCoursera
Grundlagenkurs Unfallchirurgie (Basic Skills in Trauma Surgery)2014-06-20GermanCoursera
The Meat We Eat2014-06-23EnglishCoursera
Good brain, bad brain: basics2014-06-23EnglishFutureLearn
Humanities and Social Studies
中國古代歷史與人物--秦始皇2014-06-01ChineseCoursera
Paradoxes of War2014-06-01EnglishCoursera
Fantasy and Science Fiction: The Human Mind, Our Modern World2014-06-02EnglishCoursera
Understanding Research Methods2014-06-02EnglishCoursera
The Olympic Games and the Media2014-06-02EnglishCoursera
USW30x: Tangible Things: Discovering History Through Artworks, Artifacts, Scientific Specimens, and the Stuff Around You2014-06-02EnglishEdX
Literature of the English Country House2014-06-02EnglishFutureLearn
Becoming Human: Anthropology2014-06-02Englishopen2study
Understanding the Origins of Crime2014-06-02Englishopen2study
Sociology2014-06-02Englishopen2study
Indigenous Studies: Australia and New Zealand2014-06-02Englishopen2study
Chinese Language and Culture2014-06-02Englishopen2study
Contemporary Issues in Ocean Governance2014-06-02Englishopen2study
Greek and Roman Mythology2014-06-08EnglishCoursera
Forensic psychology: witness investigation2014-06-09EnglishFutureLearn
Deciphering Secrets: Unlocking the Manuscripts of Medieval Spain2014-06-15EnglishCoursera
How to Change the World2014-06-21EnglishCoursera
English Common Law: Structure and Principles2014-06-23EnglishCoursera
The Addicted Brain2014-06-23EnglishCoursera
Thinking Like a Writer2014-06-23Englishcanvas.net
Right vs might in international relations2014-06-23EnglishFutureLearn
Presumed Innocent? The Social Science of Wrongful Convictions2014-06-25EnglishCoursera
Representaciones Culturales de las Sexualidades2014-06-30SpanishCoursera
England in the time of King Richard III2014-06-30EnglishFutureLearn
Languages
Crafting an Effective Writer: Tools of the Trade2014-06-20EnglishCoursera
Mathematics
Çok Değişkenli Fonksiyonlarda Türev ve Entegral2014-06-02TurkishCoursera
Pre-Calculus2014-06-23EnglishCoursera
Technical Mathematics for Industry2014-06-23Englishcanvas.net
Physics and Earth Studies
Introduction to Thermodynamics: Transferring Energy from Here to There2014-06-02EnglishCoursera
Sustainable Energy Innovation2014-06-02Englishcanvas.net
Climate Science Connections: Water in the West2014-06-02Englishcanvas.net
Astronomy: Discovering the Universe2014-06-02Englishopen2study
Basic Physics2014-06-02Englishopen2study
Climate Change2014-06-02Englishopen2study
Water in a Thirsty World2014-06-02Englishopen2study
2.01x: Elements of Structures2014-06-03EnglishEdX
Our Energy Future2014-06-09EnglishCoursera
Sustainability, society and you2014-06-16EnglishFutureLearn
ANU-ASTRO2x: Exoplanets2014-06-24EnglishEdX
Professional Development
Introduction to SAP HANA Cloud Platform 2014-06-11EnglishopenSAP
Next Steps in SAP HANA Cloud Platform2014-06-12EnglishopenSAP
Decision Skills: Power Tools to Build Your Life2014-06-16EnglishNovoED
Statistics and Data Analysis
Data Management for Clinical Research2014-06-02EnglishCoursera
Stat2.3x: Introduction to Statistics: Inference2014-06-02EnglishEdX
Mathematical Biostatistics Boot Camp2014-06-16EnglishCoursera

Friday, May 2, 2014

List of May MOOCs

Art, Design, Music
History of Rock, Part One2014-05-09EnglishCoursera
BMPR365x: Vocal Recording Technology2014-05-26EnglishEdX
MB110x: Introduction to the Music Business2014-05-27EnglishEdX
Biology and Life Sciences
The Brain and Space2014-05-05EnglishCoursera
Introduction to Human Behavioral Genetics2014-05-05EnglishCoursera
BIOC372.2x: Fundamentals of Immunology, Part 22014-05-11EnglishEdX
Introduction to Forensic Science2014-05-19EnglishCoursera
EDIVET: Do you have what it takes to be a veterinarian?2014-05-19EnglishCoursera
Vital Signs: Understanding What the Body Is Telling Us2014-05-19EnglishCoursera
The Horse Course: Introduction to Basic Care and Management2014-05-27EnglishCoursera
Business and Management
Developing Innovative Ideas for New Companies2014-05-05EnglishCoursera
Inspiring Leadership through Emotional Intelligence2014-05-05EnglishCoursera
Basics of e-Commerce2014-05-05Englishcanvas.net
Grundlagen des Marketing2014-05-06Germaniversity
El ABC del emprendimiento esbelto2014-05-12SpanishCoursera
Managing people: engaging your workforce2014-05-12EnglishFutureLearn
Project Management for Business Professionals2014-05-19Englishcanvas.net
Understanding Media by Understanding Google2014-05-26EnglishCoursera
Water Supply and Sanitation Policy in Developing Countries2014-05-26EnglishCoursera
Chemistry
3.091x: Introduction to Solid State Chemistry2014-05-12EnglishEdX
Computer Science
Pattern-Oriented Software Architectures for Concurrent and Networked Software2014-05-12EnglishCoursera
Документы и презентации в LaTeX (Introduction to LaTeX)2014-05-12RussianCoursera
Machine Learning 3—Reinforcement Learning2014-05-12EnglishUdacity
MAS.S69x: Big Data and Social Physics2014-05-12EnglishEdX
Software Defined Networking2014-05-26EnglishCoursera
Pensamiento algorítmico2014-05-26SpanishCoursera
Education and teaching
Digital Literacies II2014-05-05Englishcanvas.net
30 Days of TED2014-05-05Englishcanvas.net
Teaching Character and Creating Positive Classrooms 2014-05-07EnglishCoursera
Coaching Teachers: Promoting Changes that Stick 2014-05-09EnglishCoursera
Using The Next Generation Science Standards for Students’ Deeper Understanding 2014-05-12EnglishCoursera
Shaping the Way We Teach English, 2: Paths to Success in ELT2014-05-12EnglishCoursera
Study skills for international students2014-05-19EnglishFutureLearn
Enhance Your Career and Employability Skills2014-05-27EnglishCoursera
ICT in Primary Education2014-05-27EnglishCoursera
Engineering
EECS149.1x: Cyber-Physical Systems2014-05-06EnglishEdX
AUTONAVx: Autonomous Navigation for Flying Robots2014-05-06EnglishEdX
Exploring Engineering2014-05-19Englishcanvas.net
Finance and Economics
Analyzing Global Trends for Business and Society2014-05-05EnglishCoursera
Einführung in die Betriebswirtschaftslehre2014-05-05Germaniversity
Gerenciamento de Financas Pessoais (Personal Finance Management)2014-05-05Portuguesecanvas.net
Introduction to Applied Investing2014-05-05Englishcanvas.net
Managing my money2014-05-12EnglishFutureLearn
Mathematical Methods for Quantitative Finance2014-05-19EnglishCoursera
Introduction to Strategic Thinking2014-05-19Englishcanvas.net
Макроэкономика (Macroeconomics)2014-05-21RussianCoursera
Health and Medicine
ECFS311x: Becoming a Resilient Person - The Science of Stress Management2014-05-06EnglishEdX
Case-Based Introduction to Biostatistics2014-05-12EnglishCoursera
Global food security: addressing the challenge2014-05-12EnglishFutureLearn
Sectio chirurgica MOOC - 'Klinische Anatomie Kopf / Hals'2014-05-15Germaniversity
Growing Old Around the Globe2014-05-19EnglishCoursera
Cancer in the 21st century - the genomic revolution2014-05-19EnglishFutureLearn
Health for All Through Primary Care2014-05-28EnglishCoursera
Preventing Chronic Pain: A Human Systems Approach2014-05-30EnglishCoursera
Humanities and Social Studies
The Global Student's Introduction to U.S. Law2014-05-01EnglishCoursera
Corrección y Estilo en Español2014-05-05SpanishCoursera
First Peoples to the Early Republic: Born in Colonialism2014-05-05Englishcanvas.ne...
The Great Depression to the War on Terror: Enter the World Stage2014-05-05Englishcanvas.net
The Civil War Era: Dividing a Nation2014-05-05Englishcanvas.net
The Gilded Age to the Roaring Twenties: Emergence of Modern America2014-05-05Englishcanvas.net
Understanding Europe: Why It Matters and What It Can Offer You2014-05-09EnglishCoursera
Understanding Russians: Contexts of Intercultural Communication2014-05-12EnglishCoursera
Cooperation in the contemporary world2014-05-12EnglishFutureLearn
Technology and Ethics2014-05-19EnglishCoursera
The Changing Global Order2014-05-19EnglishCoursera
Doing Journalism with Data: First Steps, Skills and Tools2014-05-19Englishcanvas.net
History of the Vietnam War2014-05-19Englishcanvas.net
Archaeology of Portus: exploring the lost harbour of ancient Rome2014-05-19EnglishFutureLearn
SW12.6x: China (Part 6): The Manchus and the Qing2014-05-22EnglishEdX
The Bible's Prehistory, Purpose, and Political Future2014-05-26EnglishCoursera
Mathematics
Çok Değişkenli Fonksiyonlarda Türev ve Entegral2014-05-05TurkishCoursera
Invitation to Mathematics הזמנה למתמטיקה2014-05-11HebrewCoursera
Calculus: Single Variable2014-05-23EnglishCoursera
Physics and Earth Studies
Exploring Geographic Information Systems2014-05-05Englishcanvas.net
SPU30x: Super-Earths And Life2014-05-15EnglishEdX
Fundamentals of Energy Resources2014-05-19Englishcanvas.net
Introduction to ecosystems2014-05-19EnglishFutureLearn
The diversity of exoplanets2014-05-26EnglishCoursera
Ocean Solutions2014-05-26EnglishCoursera
ATOC185x: Natural Disasters2014-05-28EnglishEdX
8.MReVx: Mechanics ReView2014-05-29EnglishEdX
Professional Development
M102: MongoDB for DBAs2014-05-05English10gen
Statistics and Data Analysis
SABR101x: Sabermetrics 101: Introduction to Baseball Analytics2014-05-29EnglishEdX

Friday, April 25, 2014

Copyright, Intellectual Property, and MOOCs

Faculty must defend their rights to their intellectual property, which are increasingly under threat, according to a draft report released by the American Association of University Professors.
The report, called “Defending the Freedom to Innovate: Faculty Intellectual Property Rights after Stanford v. Roche,” argues that university attempts to assert ownership over faculty intellectual property have accelerated since – and in response to – that 2011 U.S. Supreme Court decision.
The AAUP has long been concerned with faculty members' right to own patents for whatever they have invented. Colleges previously often sought to assert control over patents but generally left faculty members' ownership of their courses and other writings alone.
With the emergence of MOOCs, however, colleges have begun asserting ownership of the courses their faculty members develop, raising the question of what is keeping such institutions from claiming ownership of other scholarly products covered by copyright, such as books.
Now, as online courses soar in popularity, a battle is beginning over who should own them. Though little noticed, it’s a fight that could change longstanding traditions about faculty control of classes they create, and influence the future and success of online higher education.
Universities hope to make money off these courses, which can enroll thousands of paying students instead of the few hundred who can fit inside the largest brick-and-mortar lecture halls. But many faculty fear that their work may be altered for the worse, or that universities will employ other, less-qualified people to teach them.
The Bundle of Rights: What exactly does a copyright holder "own"?
1. Copyright law gives creators the exclusive right and authority to a "bundle of rights." Thus the author owns not only the specific work, but the right to control its use. See 17 U.S.C. §106.
2. This bundle of rights includes the right of:
a) Reproduction (the right to control all forms of copying of the work);
b) Translation, abridgment, revision (the right to control derivative works);
c) Public distribution; and
d) Public performance and display.
3. Therefore ownership includes not only immediate but also future rights. It includes control over future revisions of syllabi, online courses, textbooks, etc., and rights and uses at one's home institution versus those faculty take with them when they leave.
The AAUP IP report web site presents cases where universities have just imposed new and serious financial and career penalties on faculty who want to preserve their IP rights--forced withdrawals of grant applications, denial of salary increases. All this follows upon new U demands for faculty to sign away their patent rights for life. 
Fast-growing third-party providers such as the Harvard-MIT collaboration edX, which collects and distributes courses from at least 30 universities around the world, leave the question to be resolved by member institutions.
“We don’t own it. The university does,” said Tena Herlihy, general counsel for edX. “The universities create the course and the content.”
No, say angry faculty; universities don’t create anything. They do.
“We are issuing this report in the midst of these fundamental changes in the character of faculty rights and academic freedom,” AAUP says. “Our purpose is to put the dialog on intellectual property on a new foundation, one that leads to a principle-based restoration of faculty leadership in setting policy in this increasingly important area of university activity.”
Historically, professors do share intellectual property on inventions and products created with university support, but books tend to be controlled entirely by the faculty authors, even if they, too, benefited from the college resources. Property models for online content are still emerging.
But many faculty are happy to give up ownership for the sake of being able to reach more students, as they can do online. And universities argue that they are investing considerable resources in the development of online courses and have a right to own them. Also, most universities pay faculty extra to develop online courses.
Tracy Mitrano, director of IT policy and the Institute for Computer Policy and Law at Cornell University, said it’s a good idea – and essential – that such negotiations regarding online course enterprises happen before faculty work begins. But because each course is different, she said, it’s important that blanket policies are flexible, and can be adapted to each situation.
For example, she said, the average cost of a successful massive open online course is $100,000, and likely involves IT staff and other support for the professor creating the course. For that reason, shared ownership may be something the institution and the faculty member will want to consider, whether at the “default” ratio of 50-50, or something else.
The report also attracted some veiled criticism from intellectual property and legal experts, for possibly exaggerating the extent to which faculty intellectual property rights are under threat.
Ada Meloy, general counsel for the American Council on Education, said she saw no evidence of an escalation in university claims to ownership over faculty intellectual property, and that what discussions have emerged following Stanford v. Roche are necessary.
The growing enthusiasm and application of online digital media for delivering higher education have raised serious questions of ownership and conflicts over control. These questions have brought copyright law to the fore and cannot be ignored. Thechnology has provided the means through distance courses to expand access to learning. The commercialization of online courses also has the potential to cange faculty roles and possibly inhibit scholarly inquiry and academic freedom. It is difficult to prognosticate how these problems will be solved, but it does seem apparent that to avoid legal entanglements, institutions of higher education must be agressive in devising comprehensive policy that coordinates expectations, serves the interests of education and protects those involved in the development, design, and distribution of online courses. 






Thursday, April 3, 2014

List of April 2014 MOOCs

Here is the list of free online courses that start in April 2014 on Coursera, EdX, Udacity, MongoDBCanvas Network, NovoED, FutureLearn, iversity by categories from US and international institutions (Total 116).

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Art, Design, Music
Developing Your Musicianship2014-04-01EnglishCoursera
Creativity: Music to My Ears2014-04-02EnglishNovoED
Design Thinking2014-04-14Englishiversity
Design: Creation of Artifacts in Society2014-04-21EnglishCoursera
Warhol2014-04-21EnglishCoursera
Marriage and the Movies: A History2014-04-21EnglishCoursera
Introduction to Improvisation2014-04-28EnglishCoursera
Introduction to Music Production2014-04-28EnglishCoursera
Introduction to Guitar2014-04-28EnglishCoursera
Songwriting2014-04-28EnglishCoursera
The Art and Archaeology of Ancient Nubia2014-04-30EnglishCoursera
Biology and Life Sciences
DNA - From Structure to Therapy2014-04-25Englishiversity
Epigenetic Control of Gene Expression2014-04-28EnglishCoursera
Understanding the Brain: The Neurobiology of Everyday Life2014-04-28EnglishCoursera
Business and Management
大数据与信息传播 Big Data and Information Dissemination2014-04-01ChineseCoursera
Evaluación de Decisiones Estratégicas2014-04-01SpanishNovoED
JPAL101x: Evaluating Social Programs2014-04-01EnglishEdX
GWPx: Giving With Purpose: How to get the most out of your charitable giving2014-04-02EnglishEdX
New Models of Business in Society2014-04-07EnglishCoursera
Technology and the Future: Managing Change and Innovation2014-04-07Englishcanvas.net
Competitive Strategy2014-04-11EnglishCoursera
On Strategy : What Managers Can Learn from Great Philosophers2014-04-14EnglishCoursera
Decision Skills: Power Tools to Build Your Life2014-04-14EnglishNovoED
Innovation and enterprise2014-04-14EnglishFutureLearn
Internationales Agrarmanagement2014-04-15Germaniversity
Международный аграрный менеджмент2014-04-15Russianiversity
Better Leader, Richer Life2014-04-20EnglishCoursera
Healthcare Innovation and Entrepreneurship2014-04-21EnglishCoursera
An Introduction to Marketing2014-04-21EnglishCoursera
Own Your Story: Advancing Women's Leadership2014-04-23Englishcanvas.net
Beyond Silicon Valley: Growing Entrepreneurship in Transitioning Economies2014-04-28EnglishCoursera
Chemistry
001x: The Chemistry of Life2014-04-10EnglishEdX
Kitchen chemistry: Chemistry without a laboratory2014-04-14EnglishFutureLearn
The Fascination of Crystals and Symmetry2014-04-22Englishiversity
College Preparation
Discover Your Value2014-04-07Englishcanvas.net
Computer Science
Cryptography I2014-04-01EnglishCoursera
Programming for Everybody2014-04-10EnglishCoursera
Machine Learning 2—Unsupervised Learning2014-04-14EnglishUdacity
Algorithmen und Datenstrukturen2014-04-14Germaniversity
CS169.1x: Engineering Software as a Service2014-04-18EnglishEdX
Functional Programming Principles in Scala2014-04-25EnglishCoursera
Malicious Software and its Underground Economy: Two Sides to Every Story2014-04-28EnglishCoursera
Документы и презентации в LaTeX (Introduction to LaTeX)2014-04-28RussianCoursera
Pensamiento algorítmico2014-04-28SpanishCoursera
Algorithms: Design and Analysis, Part 12014-04-29EnglishCoursera
Education and Teaching
The Dynamic Earth: A Course for Educators2014-04-14EnglishCoursera
Performance Assessment in the Virtual Classroom2014-04-14EnglishCoursera
BlendKit2014 - Becoming a Blended Learning Designer2014-04-21Englishcanvas.net
Engineering
GP202: Reservoir Geomechanics 2014-04-01EnglishStanfordOnline
Everything is the Same: Modeling Engineered Systems2014-04-06EnglishCoursera
HYPERS301x: Hypersonics – from Shock Waves to Scramjets2014-04-07EnglishEdX
Vehicle Dynamics I: Accelerating and Braking2014-04-15Englishiversity
Modelling and Simulation using MATLAB®2014-04-22Englishiversity
NGI101x: Next Generation Infrastructures - Part 12014-04-23EnglishEdX
Comprendre les Microcontrôleurs2014-04-28FrenchCoursera
Introduction to Systems Engineering2014-04-28EnglishCoursera
Finance and Economics
Основы микроэкономики (Microeconomics Principles)2014-04-04RussianCoursera
История экономической мысли (History of Economic Thought)2014-04-04RussianCoursera
Теория отраслевых рынков (Industrial Organization)2014-04-07RussianCoursera
TW3421x: An Introduction to Credit Risk Management2014-04-15EnglishEdX
Public Economics2014-04-28EnglishCoursera
ANU-INDIA1x: Engaging India2014-04-29EnglishEdX
Health and Medicine
The New Nordic Diet - from Gastronomy to Health2014-04-07EnglishCoursera
Introduction to Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage2014-04-07EnglishCoursera
BIOIMG101x: Introduction to Biomedical Imaging2014-04-07EnglishEdX
Medicines adherence: Supporting patients with their treatment2014-04-07EnglishFutureLearn
An Introduction to Population Health2014-04-14EnglishCoursera
Genomic and Precision Medicine2014-04-14EnglishCoursera
PHLX101-01: Introduction to Bioethics2014-04-15EnglishEdX
Community Change in Public Health2014-04-21EnglishCoursera
Good brain, bad brain: drug origins2014-04-28EnglishFutureLearn
Introduction to the Profession of Evaluation2014-04-06Englishcanvas.net
PH210x: United States Health Policy2014-04-07EnglishEdX
Humanities and Social Studies
唐诗宋词人文解读 Appreciation of Tang and Song Poetry2014-04-08ChineseCoursera
媒介批评:理论与方法 Media Criticism: Theory and Method2014-04-08ChineseCoursera
ER22.1x: Justice2014-04-08EnglishEdX
Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy2014-04-14EnglishCoursera
Community Journalism2014-04-14EnglishFutureLearn
Technology and Ethics2014-04-21EnglishCoursera
The European Union in Global Governance2014-04-21Englishiversity
Classics of Chinese Humanities: Guided Readings | 中國人文經典: 大師導讀2014-04-24ChineseCoursera
Ser más creativos2014-04-28SpanishCoursera
Understanding Russians: Contexts of Intercultural Communication2014-04-28EnglishCoursera
Identity, conflict and public space: contest and transformation2014-04-28EnglishFutureLearn
Start writing fiction2014-04-28EnglishFutureLearn
Maps and the Geospatial Revolution2014-04-30EnglishCoursera
Languages
ColWri2.3x: Principles of Written English, Part 32014-04-01EnglishEdX
English Composition I: Achieving Expertise2014-04-21EnglishCoursera
Fundamentos de la escritura en español2014-04-28SpanishCoursera
Mathematics
6.SFMx: Street-Fighting Math2014-04-08EnglishEdX
Logic: Language and Information 22014-04-22EnglishCoursera
Getting a grip on mathematical symbolism2014-04-28EnglishFutureLearn
Physics and Earth Studies
Mechanics: Motion, Forces, Energy and Gravity, from Particles to PlanetsApril 2014EnglishCoursera
Exploring Quantum Physics2014-04-07EnglishCoursera
Climate Change in Four Dimensions2014-04-08EnglishCoursera
Physics 1 for Physical Science Majors2014-04-14EnglishCoursera
Intro to Sustainable Energy2014-04-21Englishcanvas.net
Ay1001x: The Evolving Universe2014-04-22EnglishEdX
AstroTech: The Science and Technology behind Astronomical Discovery2014-04-28EnglishCoursera
Sports and Building Aerodynamics2014-04-28EnglishCoursera
TROPIC101x: Tropical Coastal Ecosystems2014-04-28EnglishEdX
Professional Development
SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA2014-04-09EnglishopenSAP
M101P: MongoDB for Developers2014-04-14English10gen
M202: MongoDB Advanced Deployment and Operations2014-04-29English10gen
Statistics and Data Analysis
The Data Scientist’s Toolbox2014-04-07EnglishCoursera
R Programming2014-04-07EnglishCoursera
Getting and Cleaning Data2014-04-07EnglishCoursera
PH525x: Data Analysis for Genomics2014-04-07EnglishEdX
Stat2.2x: Introduction to Statistics: Probability2014-04-14EnglishEdX
Core Concepts in Data Analysis2014-04-21EnglishCoursera
Mathematical Biostatistics Boot Camp 22014-04-28EnglishCoursera
More Data Mining with Weka 2014-04-28Englishwaikato