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MOOC News Roundup – Some Classes You Might Have Missed

Welcome. Here’s your roundup of MOOC News for July 28, 2013.

It’s somewhat of a slow week, but we spotted a few classes you might have missed.

The Hasso Plattner Institute in Germany has offered a handful of MOOCs, some in German and some in English, under the brand Open HPI, which we wrote about more extensively in our MOOC Around the World Series. The newest Open HPI course, in English, is In-Data Memory Management, which will cover the management of enterprise data in column-oriented in-memory databases, a new technology that enables flexible and lightning-fast analysis of massive amounts of enterprise data. Six weeks long starting August 26.

The University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh STEM Lab has an asynchronous online course in Next Generation Science Standards called NGSS MOOC. It appears to be the archive of a course with five-weeks of live meetings that took place last spring.

If you are a teacher or course designer planning to use Moodle to build open online courses of your own, keep an eye on Moodle MOOC. Four weeks, starting September 12.

In the accreditation watch news, the Minerva Project announced a partnership last week with the Keck Graduate Institute that, if approved, would put an accreditation seal on Minerva classes.

As always, if you spotted some MOOC news that didn’t get enough Twitter chatter, make sure we know about it. In the meantime, to get this news roundup in your email box, be sure to sign up for our newsletter.

Robert McGuire (52 Posts)

My content marketing services firm provides all-in-one external staff solutions for companies looking to grow their business through thought leadership. I started MOOC News & Reviews in 2013 out of a fascination with the economic, demographic and technological forces impacting edtech, online education and higher education, and I wanted to provide a forum for serious discussion of this new phenomenon. I love building communities of writers engaging in lively critical dialogue about emerging issues.