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Med Center offers free online Ebola education courses
News from Omaha World-Herald:
The University of Nebraska Medical Center and Nebraska Medicine, its clinical partner, are launching two free online Ebola education courses.
The downloadable courses will provide easy-to-understand instruction and resources for health care professionals and the general public.
The two courses, The Nebraska Ebola Method for Clinicians and The Nebraska Ebola Method for General Public, will provide instruction and information through videos and printable documents.
The clinicians’ course already is available via the iTunes U app for iPad and iPhone, through this direct link — http://bit.ly/1tAfRVy — or by searching in iTunes U. The course also is available through Moodleat — http://bit.ly/1DSysj7 — for viewing on a desktop, laptop or other mobile devices.
“We have received many phone calls and emails from other health care organizations nationwide seeking guidance on our safety protocols and procedures,” said Dr. Jeff Gold, UNMC’s chancellor and chairman of the Nebraska Medicine advisory board.
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Coursera’s Plan for Online Education: Expansion in China
News from Businessweek:
Daphne Koller is used to responding to skeptics about the value of online education. As a professor of computer science at Stanford, a MacArthur Foundation “genius” award recipient, and a co-founder of Coursera—one of the leading companies offering massive open online courses, or MOOCs—she remains a strong proponent of the format.
If 2012 was a year of outsize expectations for MOOCs and 2013 saw market pushback against the courses, 2014 would be the year that online education “comes of age” and shows “it has meaningful impact that transcends the hype,” said Koller at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in early September.
The man charged with bringing about that transformation is Richard Levin, the new chief executive of Coursera, which is in Mountain View, Calif. Before taking over at the two-year-old company in March, Levin was president of Yale University for 20 years, making him one of the Ivy League’s longest-serving presidents. Levin focused…………… continues on Businessweek