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Vanderbilt’s online MATLAB course is a top MOOC

Sep. 21, 2018—Vanderbilt’s free online course, Introduction to Programming with MATLAB on Coursera, is ranked No. 15 out of thousands of MOOCs (massive open online course) and remains one of the Top 50 MOOCs of All Time, rated by Class Central, a search engine and review site for MOOCs. Class Central recently updated its list of Top...

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New MOOC will teach core Java programming

Apr. 8, 2016—The Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning has launched Java for Android, the first massive open online course (MOOC) in Coursera’s new Android App Development Specialization. This five-course specialization is a collaboration between Vanderbilt University and Coursera and teaches students from around the world how to apply core Java programming languages, features and software patterns in...

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VUSE news roundup

Jan. 30, 2014—January 28, 2014 Washington Post: U-Md. and Johns Hopkins offer specialized sequences of online courses via Coursera Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland, two of Coursera’s partners, are among the first to offer specialty sequences of courses. U. Maryland is teaming with Vanderbilt University on a three-course sequence in mobile cloud computing with Android,...

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‘Deep dive’ in popular fields is aim of next generation of MOOCs

Jan. 21, 2014—YouTube: Learn about Mobile Cloud Computing with Android Vanderbilt teams up with University of Maryland to offer trans-institutional sequence of massive open online courses Enabling students taking massive open online courses to dive deeper into learning and develop mastery in a particular subject are the aims of a new generation of MOOCs called “Specializations” launched...

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Joint course to offer MOOC sequence on mobile app development

Dec. 10, 2013—  Professor of Computer Science Doug Schmidt films a video for Coursera. (Susan Urmy/Vanderbilt) Vanderbilt University and the University of Maryland have teamed up to introduce a new approach to massive open online courses, or MOOCs – a two-part, sequenced course offered through the digital learning platform Coursera. The joint MOOC begins this month with...

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Constant innovation helped early MOOC course succeed

Sep. 17, 2013—  Professor of Computer Science Doug Schmidt films a video for Coursera. (Susan Urmy/Vanderbilt) Constant innovation helped make one of the first massive open online courses, or MOOCs, at Vanderbilt more like a “real class” and benefited faculty and students by improving on-campus teaching, according to Douglas Schmidt, professor of computer science and of computer...

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Vanderbilt University and University of Maryland join forces to offer MOOC sequence on mobile app development

Sep. 9, 2013—Vanderbilt University and the University of Maryland have teamed up to introduce a new approach to massive open online courses, or MOOCs – a two-part, sequenced course offered through the digital learning platform Coursera. The joint MOOC will begin Jan. 6, 2014, with the Maryland course, “Programming Handheld Systems with Android.” It will continue March...

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Learning in MOOC Years

May. 8, 2013—Eight weeks and 30,000 students gave me a crash course in the future of digital learning technologies By Professor Douglas C. Schmidt During the past decade I’ve taught software design and programming courses to roughly 600 undergraduate and graduate students at Vanderbilt. Our low faculty-to-student ratio is one of the reasons I like my work—it’s...

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