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DNR Offers Online Education Classes For Hunters
News from CBS Local:
By Edward Cardenas
SOUTFIELD (CBS Detroit) – The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is offering an online education course for hunters.
The hunter education course offers lessons on safe, legal and responsible hunting practices, and according to the DNR, the video uses narration, closed captioning, interactive exercises and photos that replicate what a hunter will see in the field.
“We’re pleased to partner with Hunter Ed Course to offer Michigan residents another option for their hunter education classwork,” said DNR hunter education program supervisor Sgt. Tom Wanless in a release. “We encourage students considering an online course to get their field day scheduled soon so that they’ll be ready to head out into the field in the fall.”
The course is offered through Michigan-based company, Hunter Ed Course, is available for $ 17.99. Before taking the online course, students will need to pre-register for the required field/skills day.
Once students complete the online course, they will be eligible to complete the field day with an instructor and take the written exam. continues on CBS Local
The MOOC Completion Conundrum: Can ‘Born Digital’ Fix Online Education?
News from Wired:
One of the great ironies of online learning is that a tool created to foster personalized learning is actually quite impersonal, in practice. It doesn’t have to be that way.
MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course) are based on a simple premise: deliver free content from the world’s greatest professors to the masses, and a global community of students could take the same courses as students attending elite colleges and universities. The hope was that broad-based access to higher education would enable unprecedented numbers of learners to fulfill the democratic promise of higher education, social mobility and professional attainment.
It is now clear that the hype surrounding MOOCs has outpaced the model’s ability to deliver on the promise of a revolution in higher education. Initial data demonstrates that MOOCs have lived up to their name in terms of generating massive enrollments; however, completion rates — including introductory, lecture courses — hover in the low single digits.
These findings should not be surprising. MOOCs combine a set of existing tools that can be useful instructional supports, such as online lectures, social networks, and quizzes. But few professors would consider these t…………… continues on Wired
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