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  • MOOCs - The University of Wisconsin-Madison
    How to Sign Up How a MOOC Works Contact Us Support Search Massive Choices UW Madison MOOCs Examine Humanity and the Changing Environment The Land Ethic Reclaimed Perceptive Hunting Aldo Leopold and Conservation Changing Weather and Climate in the Great Lakes Region Shakespeare in Community Energy and the Earth Forests and Humans From the Midwest to Madagascar Climate Change Policy and Public Health Contact Us Fill out our contact us

    Original URL path: https://moocs.wisc.edu/ (2015-12-27)
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  • UW-Madison - Massive Open Online Courses Phase 2
    more than 135 600 learners from 50 states and 141 countries have been connected to UW Madison in a new way I am excited to watch this global learning community continue to grow as we launch six new MOOCs in 2015 16 I am very enthusiastic about our latest round of MOOCs which incorporate shared themes of sustainability and the environment while highlighting our creative and interdisciplinary work in the digital humanities Our goal in 2015 16 is to use MOOCs as one way to reach out to citizens across our state and around the world inspire critical thinking and encourage conversations about the connections challenges and tradeoffs that characterize our relationships to the natural world our communities and to one another Partnering with communities in our state and beyond will be an important component of this round of MOOCs We hope to highlight the creativity and talent that we have in Wisconsin and share our state s wealth of intellectual resources with a global audience while also creating new networks and learning communities locally I hope that you will join us on our next learning adventure On Wisconsin Chancellor Rebecca Blank Search Search The Land Ethic Reclaimed Perceptive Hunting

    Original URL path: https://moocs.wisc.edu/the-mooc-phase-2-initiative/ (2015-12-27)
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  • About MOOCs
    learning and research experiences that are not for credit aimed at unlimited participation and available at no cost to learners around the world In 2013 14 the University of Wisconsin Madison launched four pilot MOOCs in partnership with the online education company Coursera Through videos discussion forums and learning activities more than 135 600 participants from around the world have had the opportunity to engage in a University of Wisconsin Madison learning experience Building on the momentum of the four pilot MOOCs we are launching six new MOOCs in 2015 16 Topics will range from Shakespeare s dramas and the digital humanities to understanding Aldo Leopold s land ethic to the relationship between climate change policy and public health These MOOCs will explore the connections challenges and tradeoffs that underlie our relationships to the natural world to one another and to our communities across our state and around the world MOOCs are supported by the university s Educational Innovation EI Initiative which aims to transform teaching learning and engagement to inspire students and empower communities Learn more about EI www edinnovation wisc edu Learn more about the 2013 14 MOOC pilot www edinnovation wisc edu moocs 2 For more information

    Original URL path: https://moocs.wisc.edu/moocs/about/ (2015-12-27)
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  • MOOC Trailer - MOOCs
    Works Contact Us Support Search MOOC Trailer In 2015 The University of Wisconsin Madison is offering six MOOCs that examine human choices and the changing environment Click below to watch the MOOC trailer Learn more about MOOCs research and the Wisconsin Idea and hear from Provost Sarah Mangelsdorf and UW Madison faculty about why they are excited to connect with new audiences in Wisconsin and around the world Search Search

    Original URL path: https://moocs.wisc.edu/mooc-trailer/ (2015-12-27)
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  • Perceptive Hunting, Aldo Leopold, and Conservation
    a source of persistent controversy because of their role in complex ecological and economic systems Aldo Leopold author of A Sand County Almanac accepted a chair in game management at the University of Wisconsin and published a textbook in 1933 marking the emergence of wildlife conservation as a professional discipline The scientific and ethical foundations laid down by Leopold fostered the emergence of a unique model for wildlife conservation in North America This course will provide students with an understanding of the historical legacy of wildlife management and recreational hunting as a part of conservation the role of wildlife in ecosystems the importance of ethics in guiding management decisions and hunter choices and the politics and economics of controversies surrounding game and non game management hunting and conservation We will also look at the emerging face of hunting today and contemporary models of conservation The content draws on the expertise and experience of scholars researchers managers and citizens in the overlapping spheres of applied ecology policy environmental and natural resource management All learners and perceptive hunters are encouraged and welcome to participate whether they are active hunters hunting curious or simply nature enthusiasts We especially invite all who pursue participation in the wild ecology of one s place who want to explore the American conservation model and Aldo Leopold s Land Ethic Sign Up for the MOOC MOOC Activity Status This MOOC is not currently in session Start Date 01 26 2015 End Date 02 22 2015 Professor Profiles Paul Robbins Janet Silbernagel Timothy Van Deelen Sign Up for this MOOC Enroll in this MOOC here Start a Discussion If you are interested in starting a discussion group for this MOOC please fill out our discussion survey here Earn a Badge Learn more about Badges here Partners Aldo Leopold Foundation

    Original URL path: https://moocs.wisc.edu/mooc/landethic/ (2015-12-27)
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  • Changing Weather and Climate in the Great Lakes Region - MOOCs
    Service NWS Weather Ready Nation initiative as well as findings from the recent National Climate Assessment and the Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts WICCI Learn how the mid latitude location of the Great Lakes Region and the influence of five massive and stunning fresh water lakes combine to create exhilarating weather systems each season Winters are cold and snowy spring brings thunderstorms heavy rains and tornadoes summers are hot and humid and the transition to autumn paves the way for especially windy storms like the one that sunk the Edmund Fitzgerald On top of all this climate change is adding to the complexity Numerous observations demonstrate that the climate of the Great Lakes Region is changing Average temperatures are getting warmer and extreme heat events are occurring more frequently Total precipitation is increasing and heavy precipitation events are becoming more common Winters are getting shorter and duration of lake ice cover is decreasing We ll share the data with you before focusing on people and communities adjusting to these changes And to slow the rate of future climate change we ll share actions you can take that benefit you and everyone who loves the weather and climate of the Great Lakes Region A helpful web resource that highlights the topics in this course can be found here Sign Up for the MOOC MOOC Activity Status This MOOC is not currently in session Start Date 02 23 2015 End Date 03 31 2015 Professor Profiles Steve Ackerman Margaret Mooney Sign Up for this MOOC Enroll in this MOOC here Start a Discussion If you are interested in starting a discussion group for this MOOC please fill out our discussion survey here Earn a Badge Learn more about Badges here Upcoming Events Programs Partners Morgridge Center for Public Service The Nelson

    Original URL path: https://moocs.wisc.edu/mooc/great-lakes-weather-and-climate/ (2015-12-27)
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  • Shakespeare in Community - MOOCs
    human The question takes on a different set of potential meanings when it is read on the screen of a computer iPad smart phone or within a MOOC asking contemporary readers of Shakespeare to consider how their humanity is changing in the face of rapid technological changes The goal of this Shakespeare in Community course then will be to discover Shakespeare while also considering together what it is for us to discover and un cover Shakespeare in the digital age Ultimately this course will be focused on building a global community around the study of Shakespeare And so one of our central goals will be to use Shakespeare s plays as an occasion for creating important conversations that bridge cultures languages and geographies Students in the course will also increase their digital literacies learning new tools for reading writing critical analysis and collaboration The course will be both about Shakespeare and also about the digital humanities encouraging learners to think critically about how digital tools including MOOCs can be used to investigate literary texts While the primary instructors have 60 years of experience teaching Shakespeare among us we will not be serving as talking head experts in this course Rather the course will bring together a broad range of experts at UW Madison within the Madison theater communities from the Folger Shakespeare Library and around the world Launching each week of the course will be a series of short documentaries but the heart of the course will be the community we build among the participants Our goal is not to teach you what we know about Shakespeare but to help each of you find your Shakespeare Sign Up for the MOOC MOOC Activity Status This MOOC is not currently in session Start Date 04 26 2015 End Date 05 23

    Original URL path: https://moocs.wisc.edu/mooc/shakespeare-in-community/ (2015-12-27)
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  • Energy and the Earth - MOOCs
    will fossil fuel supplies last What are the long term implications of fracking and other technologies that extend their use At what point will renewable energy systems replace fossil fuels altogether Such questions have a direct impact on our health wealth and security but reliable answers are scarce In this class we will develop a unique big picture perspective on these issues based on the concept that all energy systems fossil and renewable depend on finite geologic resources of the Earth Armed with this perspective energy consumers producers and policy makers can make more informed choices for the future This course will emphasize three universal principles Energy quality matters more than quantity Technological advances continually redefine reality and All energy systems carry their own negative consequences We will explore energy options ranging from solar to nuclear revealing how the above principles apply to each Sign Up for the MOOC MOOC Activity Status This MOOC is not currently in session Start Date 06 21 2015 End Date 07 18 2015 Professor Profiles Alan Carroll Sign Up for this MOOC Enroll in this MOOC here Earn a Badge Learn more about Badges here Partners Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center Gundersen Lutheran Health

    Original URL path: https://moocs.wisc.edu/mooc/energy-and-the-earth/ (2015-12-27)
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