Free Courses Illegal in Minnesota

Source: http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2012/10/18/minnesota_bans_coursera_state_takes_bold_stand_against_free_education.html It seems the last few posts have to deal with Coursera but this news is significant. The State of Minnesota has stated that residents of said State are not permitted to take courses from Coursera. In fact, Coursera has updated their terms of service specifically for students from Minnesota. Read this: Notice for Minnesota ...

The Debate of Free Courses

Source: http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/new-york-u-turns-to-free-site-to-help-teach-computer-programming/40372 This is interesting as I can see both sides of this. Before I get into detail, I will first openly state both sides: Instructors may lose their job or a potential job if a school is willing to turn to free courses online for students to take instead of taking courses offered at their ...

Serious Game Check List

This is from one of my latest lectures. Making a serious game requires a lot of work and a lot of revisions. Also, you need thick skin. When the game is complete, here are some of the checks that should have been done: Think of game idea Do the research to justify the game Create ...

Online Learning Systems, LMS

This is a newer one: Canvas by Infrastructure It is free and is looking to not only compete with Moodle, but the bigger systems as well, such as Blackboard. I have tried to get a demo up and running but it requires some proper configurations on this end. I have seen a demo though and read ...

Coursera Update

I posted a while back about coursera and how they are offering free courses online. Well they have grown quite a bit and are now offering even more courses from even more schools. Check it out. I have tried to contact them on offering one of my courses on their site but it all has to ...