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Useful links for COMMONS partners: Communities of Practice, social learning, co-learning, e-mentoring, etc.

Virtual Communities of Practice Software

Prior to entering into the topic discussion concerning Virtual Communities of Practice (VCoPs) and the software they might choose to use, it might be prudent at this time to take a moment to examine their origin.

CoLearning Network

A BuddyPress community.
"We started CLN in 2011 to share ideas about learning and teaching, as well as provide a collaborative space for good ideas to take form and, hopefully, spread."

How Collaborative Learning Works in Closed Online Courses vs. MOOCs

My previous post about the MOOC disaster at Coursera with the Fundamentals of Online Education [FOE] course generated constructive and worthy discussions among readers that focused on the value and purpose of the MOOC, the role of the instructor and student, and how learning happens within this type of course.

Canvas Network

Canvas Network gives teachers, learners and institutions alike the place and platform to define the world of open online learning in a way that makes sense for everyone. It grows as teachers and learners apply it in individual ways and then share the results with the world.

Canvas by Instructure

Canvas is the new, open-source learning management system that's revolutionizing the way we educate. Easy to learn, easy to use. Sign up for a free trial today!

The Ultimate Student Guide to xMOOCs and cMOOCs

The education media declared 2012 the year of the MOOC, and even mainstream news featured numerous stories about Massive Open Online Courses, some suggesting that this new type of course would revolutionize the model of higher education. Yet the MOOCs featured in the media are quite different from the original concept.

Success - Udacity

Guidance from coaches Taking online courses is convenient, but what happens when you get stuck? Upon enrolling in a course, we'll connect you with a personal coach to help you through challenging content. Our coaches can also work with you to create a target course timeline to help keep you on track.



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Amara - Trascriva, sottotitoli e traduca dei video.

The easiest way to caption and translate any video, with crowdsourcing, volunteers, and professional services.

Amara's Wiki-Style Translation Platform Enables Global Growth Of Education Startups

Amara, a nonprofit crowd source subtitling platform that engages volunteers from around the world to translate online videos, has been adopted by two leading online education providers, Coursera and Khan Academy, to make academic videos globally accessible. Launched in 2010, Amara has already added more than 200,000 subtitles in 100 different languages to online videos.

Lisa Sabin-Wilson

Website: Follow @lisasabinwilson Lisa Sabin-Wilson is the third partner of WebDevStudios, LLC. Prior to joining WebDev, she was owner and Creative Director at eWebscapes, a custom design studio that provides professional design solutions for people and businesses.

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Communities, the WordPress way

David Bisset

I've had to wear a number of hats in recent years... Application Developer, Front End Developer, Backend Programmer, Database Administrator, and Project Manager in a wide variety of web sites, startups and projects. I'm particularly interested and focused on startup projects and anything WordPress/BuddyPress related (which at this time is majority of my work).

Interconnect IT Ltd - WordPress Consultants, Web Development and Web Design

interconnect/it are one of the UK's leading WordPress Development companies with clients including Informa PLC, The Telegraph and Metro International. Join us and help move your sites forward quickly and reliably. We're based in Liverpool but service clients throughout the UK and Europe.

ForSite Media - WordPress Specialist en BuddyPress expert

ForSite Media is WordPress specialist en BuddyPress expert. Jouw professionele hulp in alles WordPress

Britain is educating its children for jobs that soon won't exist

While the Tories and Labour will blame each other for this failure, the education problem is deep in Britain's political DNA. Successive governments have genuflected to the belief that education is the engine of growth and prosperity, and that the extraordinary amounts spent (about £1,400 for every UK citizen in 2014) are therefore justified.

University of the People - The world's first tuition-free online university

UoPeople is the first tuition free online university dedicated to the global advancement and democratization of higher education.