Education in a Changing World (EduChnge)

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Education in a Changing World (EduChnge)

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Open2Study offers a way to learn about a wide variety of subjects from some of the best institutions. Explore the origins of crime with Griffith University, learn how to paint and draw from instructors at Abu Dhabi University or discover the world of music at James Cook University. Whether you love to travel the world or are the CEO of your own company, Open2Study offers free, high-quality education. Every course has its own classroom where you can learn through interactive videos, quizzes...
Open2Study offers a way to learn about a wide variety of subjects from some of the best institutions. Explore the origins of crime with Griffith University, learn how to paint and draw from instructors at Abu Dhabi University or discover the world of music at James Cook University. Whether you love to travel the world or are the CEO of your own company, Open2Study offers free, high-quality education. Every course has its own classroom where you can learn through interactive videos, quizzes and collaboration with fellow classmates. Learning a new subject takes only four weeks, so you can try one or try them all. The online classes are taught by leading industry professionals so that you're getting the most up-to-date information possible. If a subject piques your interest, look into an accredited degree from one of many universities that Open2Study partners with and take free courses related to that topic. New content is constantly being added to Open2Study to provide a unique learning experience for everyone.

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Explore education as a social institution that’s shaped by and part of shaping a constantly changing world. In this course you will explore Education as a social institution charged with communicating the knowledge, skills and cultural values that society considers most important. We will look at how the aims of Education have changed over time in response to changing and competing views of what is considered a ‘good society’ and ‘good person’, as well as changes that come from new understandings of a constantly changing world. We will also look at the way Education continues to change in the context of new communication technologies, globalization and climate change. #### What will I learn? * What it means to refer to education as a social institution and the roles it plays in society. * The major positions in debates over the aims of education, including: * Securing social integration * Providin... Explore education as a social institution that’s shaped by and part of shaping a constantly changing world. In this course you will explore Education as a social institution charged with communicating the knowledge, skills and cultural values that society considers most important. We will look at how the aims of Education have changed over time in response to changing and competing views of what is considered a ‘good society’ and ‘good person’, as well as changes that come from new understandings of a constantly changing world. We will also look at the way Education continues to change in the context of new communication technologies, globalization and climate change. #### What will I learn? * What it means to refer to education as a social institution and the roles it plays in society. * The major positions in debates over the aims of education, including: * Securing social integration * Providing a skilled workforce * Promoting freedom * Redressing social inequalities * How cultural understandings of the transition from childhood to adulthood have changed over time, and how education has been shaped by and helped shape these understandings. * How and why the curriculum has historically changed, and the current state of curriculum debates. * The way the concept of literacy is having to be rethought as a result of changes that include: * The information and communications revolution * Globalization * Climate change
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The speaker speaks too slow given that this platform has no native ability to speed up the video (unlike Coursera or EDX). After clicking on your video's YouTube link, I was able to download the YouTube video so I could play it on a video player with speed up buttons. Most of the answers on the pop quizzes and also too many on the assessments were answers that only an idiot would choose, so it was rarely hard to answer a question. Compared to the only other Open2Study class I have taken (Early Childhood Education) Mr Boyd was clearly more educated about his topic. It would be more interesting to see what kind of MOOC he could present if he were presenting on a platform with more expansive goals. Like many (all?) courses on the Open2Study platform, this time requirements in this course are minimal (i.e. an hour a week) and the tests (simple multiple choice) are largely easy/obvious. This one though is a bit more thoroughly produced th... The speaker speaks too slow given that this platform has no native ability to speed up the video (unlike Coursera or EDX). After clicking on your video's YouTube link, I was able to download the YouTube video so I could play it on a video player with speed up buttons. Most of the answers on the pop quizzes and also too many on the assessments were answers that only an idiot would choose, so it was rarely hard to answer a question. Compared to the only other Open2Study class I have taken (Early Childhood Education) Mr Boyd was clearly more educated about his topic. It would be more interesting to see what kind of MOOC he could present if he were presenting on a platform with more expansive goals. Like many (all?) courses on the Open2Study platform, this time requirements in this course are minimal (i.e. an hour a week) and the tests (simple multiple choice) are largely easy/obvious. This one though is a bit more thoroughly produced than the platform's Early Childhood Education MOOC. For example, after each question, the teacher comes on to explain the right or wrong answer. The material is relatively informative/interesting and certainly not just common sense facts. However, do not mistake this MOOC for the quality and completeness levels on Edx or Coursera. It is far below those levels. This was my second and I think last Open2Study MOOC. They are aiming too low for me on the education/goals/intelligence spectrum.
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