LectureMaker specializes in the research and commercialization of real-time video broadcasting and smart new media publishing for the education industry.
Here is an example of LectureMaker’s participation at the Stanford University NFIC 2014 event on “The Future of Online Education”
New Frontiers in Computing 2014 – an IEEE Student Chapter Stanford University Event
Review the growing MOOC and eLearning content platforms tracked by LectureMaker: from the table below
Join the discussion with LectureMaker’s management of the LinkedIn MOOC User Group
Introduction to MOOC
A massive open online course (MOOC) is a type of online course aimed at large-scale participation and open access via the web. MOOCs are a recent development in the area of distance education, and a progression of the kind of open education ideals suggested by open educational resources. — http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massive_open_online_course
LectureMaker offers professional video recording in the classroom, video studio for production of virtual classroom films and animations, and a massive online video platform with unique cross-domain features as well as advanced analytics and an eCommerce solution.
LectureMaker can be an excellent partner for schools seeking to monetize and create course material.
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Table of Popular MOOCs and Open Online Learning Portals
|agilix||Agilix Labs is focused on the rapidly changing education market, creating BrainHoney, Buzz, and the Extensible Learning Infrastructure, or xLi.|
|ATutor||ATutor is an Open Source Web-based Learning Management System (LMS) used to develop and deliver online courses.|
Support programs include: AContent for content and quiz creation, ATutor Social that allow users to connect with each other, and AChecker web accessibility evaluation tool.
|Blackboard||Blackboard offers learning software for higher educaito9n, K-12, and professional education institutions.|
|Canvas.net||Canvas Network is the cloud platform for Instructure's eLearning platform: Connecting students, teachers and institutions, through an open, online course network.|
|Codecademy||Codecademy is the place for people to learn programming. Tutorials for many web based languages along with a complete in-browser IDE to practice coding. Tools are included to become an instructor and there is a lab to experiment with coding projects. All free.|
|Course Builder||Google's Course Builder is a lightweight way to bring course material online, track student engagement (with web traffic and surveys), and evaluate performance. “We want to use this launch to show that Google believes it can contribute to technology in education" says Google’s Director of Research, Peter Norvig.||2013/09/26|
|Course for Free||A web site focused on publishing news related to free online courses.|
|Coursera||A social entrepreneurship company that partners with the top universities in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free.|
|Class2Go||Class2Go is part of Stanford's open education initiative. The platform includes: Videos from Stanford professors; Formative and summative exercises; Frame extracting allows you to preview and navigate to specific parts of videos.Piazza forums to get people talking.|
|Class-Central||Class-Central: A list of classes being offered by several of the MOOC platforms including: Stanford, Coursera, MIT and Harvard led edX (MITx + Harvardx + BerkeleyX), and Udacity|
|Desire2Learn||Desire2Learn is a cloud (SaaS) based learning platform to over 700 clients and over 8 million learners in higher education, K-12, healthcare, government and the corporate sector,|
|Edmodo||Edmodo helps connect all learners with the people and resources needed to reach their full potential.|
|EDU 2.0||EDU 2.0 is a state-of-the-art Learning Management System (LMS) with a freemium model for schools and universities, and low-cost plans for businesses. EDU 2.0 costs significantly less than our competitors because we leverage the latest cloud technologies to reduce our costs, and pass these savings onto our customers.|
|edX||EdX is a not-for-profit enterprise of its founding partners Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that features learning designed specifically for interactive study via the web. Based on a long history of collaboration and their shared educational missions, the founders are creating a new online-learning experience with online courses that reflect their disciplinary breadth. Along with offering online courses, the institutions will use edX to research how students learn and how technology can transform learning–both on-campus and worldwide.|
|Open edX||This is the open platform for edx.org||2014/07/01|
|Eliademy||Eliademy supports educators and students with free online classrooms that enable them to create, share and manage courses. Universities, colleges, trainers, coaches, hobby clubs among others can use it as a free learning management system and course content created by the teacher will always belong to them. |
Going back to history, the great philosopher Plato started the first Academy in the world in an olive tree grove, also known as Elia in Greek. It was a remarkable event which laid the foundation for human education.
|FutureLearn||FutureLearn is a MOOC platform with sponsorship from many UK educational and government resources. Courses are free and available in a range of topics including science, technology, arts, and humanities. |
A key differentiation is the platform's focus on social activities that provoke questions and stimulate debate.
|iTunes U||From the iTunes U app, students can play video or audio lectures and take notes that are synchronized with the lecture. They can read books and view presentations. See a list of all the assignments for the course and check them off as they’re completed. And when you send a message or create a new assignment, students receive a push notification with the new information.|
|iversity||Touted as the "Ivy League for everyone" – iversity launches Open Courses. The next step in open education makes open educational resources social. MOOC platform with classes in English and German. Funding began in July 2011.||2013/09/18|
|Khan Academy||The Khan Academy is an organization on a mission. We're a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere.|
All of the site's resources are available to anyone. It doesn't matter if you are a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years, or a friendly alien just trying to get a leg up in earthly biology. The Khan Academy's materials and resources are available to you completely free of charge.
|MOOC LinkedIn User Group||The largest MOOC user group on LinkedIn. Daily discussions explore teaching, course development, business, technology, and markets.|
Promotion and Job sections of the user group are also active.
|Massive Open Online Courses||Massive Open Online Courses - a Facebook discussion group|
|MIT OpenCourseWare||MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity.|
|mooc.org||mooc.org is an edX partnership with google. We're working to help educational institutions, businesses and teachers easily build and host courses for the world to take.||2013/09/26|
|MOOC News & Review||MOOC News & Reviews: a blog by Jonathan Haber devoted to thoughtful critique of individual MOOC courses and to a discussion of the evolving MOOC landscape.||2013/09/27|
|MOOC2Degree||With MOOC2Degree, Academic Partnerships has collaborated with public universities to offer credit-bearing MOOCs as a first step and a free start toward earning a degree.|
|Moodle||Moodle is a Course Management System (CMS), also known as a Learning Management System (LMS) or a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It is a Free web application that educators can use to create effective online learning sites.|
|My Education Path||My Education Path: This site helps you navigate in e-Learning sources and MOOCs. We try to systematize information about MOOC education. You can use this service to find MOOCs, online courses, share comments and reviews.|
|NovoEd||Launched at Stanford University, NovoEd wants to build on the massive open online course (MOOC) phenomenon with a startup that puts collaboration at the center of the online learning experience.||2013/12/6|
|Open2Study||Open2Study is a synchronous MOOC with free online classes. Open2Study is backed by Open Universities Australia (OUA), an Australian leader in accredited online education.|
|Open Learning Initiative||The Open Learning Initiative offers online courses to anyone who wants to learn or teach.|
Our aim is to combine open, high-quality courses, continuous feedback, and research to improve learning and transform higher education.
|Pearson eCollege||Pearson eCollege and Pearson Learning Studio supports universities and K-12 schools deliver innovative education options.|
|Peer to Peer University||LEARN ANYTHING|
WITH YOUR PEERS.
IT'S ONLINE AND TOTALLY FREE.
At P2PU, people work together to learn a particular topic by completing tasks, assessing individual and group work, and providing constructive feedback.
|PLEK12||This course, PLEK12, will allow you to explore the use of personal learning environments both for inquiry in K-12 education and for your own professional development|
PLEK12 is a free, open course--there are no financial obligations to participate.
|Schoology||Schoology's mission is to empower you — to give you the tools and connections to engage students more efficiently and improve educational effectiveness on both a large and small scale. Schoology isn't just an LMS. It's a living, breathing educational community that can adjust to changing student needs, learn from collective experiences, and continually improve as education and technology advance.|
|rSmart Sakai||rSmart Sakai is an open-source Collaborative Learning Environment (CLE)|
|Teachers Pay Teachers||Teachers Pay Teachers is the world’s first and largest open marketplace|
for educators to buy, sell, and share their original resources.
|TED Ed||TED-Ed’s commitment to creating lessons worth sharing is an extension of TED’s mission of spreading great ideas. Within the growing TED-Ed video library, you will find carefully curated educational videos, many of which represent collaborations between talented educators and animators nominated through the TED-Ed platform. This platform also allows users to take any useful educational video, not just TED's, and easily create a customized lesson around the video. Users can distribute the lessons, publicly or privately, and track their impact on the world, a class, or an individual student.|
|Udacity||Udacity is a totally new kind of learning experience. You learn by solving challenging problems and pursuing udacious projects with world-renowned university instructors (not by watching long, boring lectures). At Udacity, we put you, the student, at the center of the universe.|
|Udemy||Udemy helps students make moves. Whether you want to get promoted, break into a new industry, start a company, further a passion, or just accelerate your life, Udemy helps you learn from the amazing instructors in the world, so that you can get there and get there faster.|
Our team recruits the world's top experts, including New York Times best-selling authors, CEOs, celebrities, and Ivy League professors. These expert instructors have taught over 200,000 students on Udemy, helping them learn everything from programming to yoga to design to salsa and more. After one year, we're proud to say that Udemy is already changing the lives of our students and delivering real value to our community of instructors.
|WikiEducator||The WikiEducator supports:|
a) planning of education projects linked with the development of free content;
b) development of free content on Wikieducator for e-learning;
c) work on building open education resources (OERs) on how to create OERs.
d) networking on funding proposals developed as free content.
|Wikipedia||The free encyclopedia that anyone can edit. Often cited within MOOC platforms for reference material.|
|YouTube EDU||YouTube EDU brings learners and educators together in a global video classroom. On YouTube EDU, you have access to a broad set of educational videos that range from academic lectures to inspirational speeches and everything in between.|
Come here for quick lessons from top teachers around the world, course lectures from top-tier universities, or inspiring videos to spark your imagination.