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How can I prove that I didn't plagiarize?

This year I have decided to take a Computer Science course on FLVS, an online learning institution. Throughout the whole year, I worked well, and I had a lot of fun with the course. I was close to ...
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How to find coursera courses for people with learning style as reading [on hold]

Does coursera offer main lecture in the learning style of reading instead of audial/visual, interactive? Yes or No. If yes how to find most of those courses in coursera where main lecture style is ...
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Where can I take online MBA courses without being admitted?

Next year I will enroll in a full time MBA program. Until then, I would like to take transferable online courses to count towards my degree. I talked with admissions, and they will accept up to 6 ...
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What is the best option between a Online CS-related MS programs or a MBA for a full-time worker? [closed]

My company will pay 8k per year for me to continue my education while I work full-time. I really miss academia, and I'm set on going to grad school. Right now I see only two options (considering ...
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Online tool for receiving student files

I'm a TA in several modules and one thing I couldn't find yet is a system to help me manage student lab submissions. Most online collaborative tools I've seen do not allow me to, or make it quite ...
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What information to put in Bibliography for a Online Course

In preparation for my honours thesis, I recently completed a (free) Online Course on the broader field, presented by a world class expert. I didn't technically complete the course, as it was run 18 ...
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Distance learning: taken seriously?

I'm currently in the first year of a six year bachelor's degree aiming for astrophysics. The course is a home/distance learning setup run by the Open University. While I am enjoying it thoroughly, I ...
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Are there any legal issues in having someone's book as the basis and as a textbook for an online course?

I want to create an online course and use someone's book as the basis (follow the structure, topics) and as a textbook (use exercises, examples, etc). Note that I'm not going to distribute any parts ...
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Access to journals for individuals outside of an institution?

For all that is said about the wealth of information that is freely available on the internet, the fact is that most of it is incomplete, dumbed down, lacking in context or downright wrong. ...
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How are instructors compensated for teaching a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)?

This question prompted me to wonder what compensation comes with teaching a MOOC. Most of these seem to be sponsored by universities, but my university doesn't offer them and neither did my PhD ...
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Starting a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

Currently my university does not offer any MOOCs. I am interested in creating one. How should I go about it? Does my university need to sign an agreement with one of the providers such as Coursera or ...
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What is the status/reputation of the University of South Africa (UNISA)?

I would like to follow PhD studies in my field of Computer Science. The problem is that I have to work in my native country. I have read that this university, UNISA, is known because of their online ...
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What are the benefits for universities/professors to record online courses?

What are the benefits for the universities and particular professors in recording online courses (MOOC)? Do they get paid by Coursera and similar sites? Do they pursue publicity? I know that they ...
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Difficulty in admission to online software engineering graduate programs

I am currently in my junior year of undergraduate work at Creighton University and have found out that my employer may possibly pay for me to work towards a Master's degree. I don't know all the ...
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In-class pop quizzes (online) and how to moderate them

I teach an undergraduate course in thermodynamics. In class pop (surprize) quizzes account for about 10% of the grade. I use canvas for my in-class quizzes (and to collect homework assignments, start ...
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What are our main concerns regarding academic dishonesty in Massive Online Open Courses?

As illustrated by the recent NY Times article, Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) have recently gained a lot of attention because of their new model for educating students. What are the main ...
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How is PGCHE by distance learning viewed relative to in-class?

I've been told by some that online or distance learning PGCHE's (post grad certificate in higher education - basically a certificate in teaching), and distant learning in general, is seen as not ...
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Advantages and Disadvantages of learning a subject through lecture videos

I have been contemplating studying some subjects by watching video lectures, more specifically Topology and Quantum Mechanics. I was wondering, if anyone has tried studying a subject on his own by ...
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Will advanced knowledge help my undergraduate research? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Overlearn in undergraduate College- good or bad idea? I'm about 0.5-2 year(s) ahead of my course plan* depending on how you see it, but I don't want to waste my time so ...
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Overlearn in undergraduate College - good or bad idea?

I have no choice but to take courses I've already learnt in college. So is it a good idea to overlearn? Would overlearning help me to get into graduate school? There are many ways for me to spend ...
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How is a Coursera exam typically conducted?

Many Coursera online courses have an exam component. This raises the question: Question How is a Coursera exam typically conducted? It seems non-obvious to me how one would conduct an exam ...
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How do MIT OpenCourseware and real MIT courses compare?

Are MIT courses much different from MIT OpenCourseWare? I am curious, because as a high schooler, I have some intent to study from MIT OpenCourseWare. Will this allow me to be more comfortable if I ...
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How do the completion of online courses impact a Master's application?

I see places like Coursera, Udacity and EdX offer certificates upon successful completion of course work. Also most of the people doing recorded teaching at these places are famous and well known ...
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Are there any decent online undergrad computer science degrees or courses

To keep it short I already have a BS and MS in a physical science from decent schools. I want to apply next year for a MS or PhD in ECE and thought I should get some formal programming on my ...
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How to get good recommendations in online courses?

I'm going to be starting a master's program soon that is all online. I have taken some online courses before at a community college, and the interaction with professors was rather limited. I'll be ...
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Can I include the completion of Udacity and Coursera classes I have attended in an academic CV?

Can I include in my academic CV that I have attended and completed the Coursera and Udacity classes I have been taking? I understand that these are not anything major, but the courses definitely gives ...
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Does one get academic credit for online courses?

Lately lots of courses like udacity, coursera, and MITx are provided online. I attended most of them; also I have attended courses in OCW provided by MIT. Now I desire to earn some credits for ...