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Open Education by Blackboard: Charles Darwin, Evolution, and Tropical Australia

 with  Keith Christian

his free, open course is offered by Charles Darwin University to provide an introduction to Charles Darwin, the theory of evolution, Alfred Russel Wallace, and an overview of adaptation of tropical organisms in the Northern Territory of Australia. You will experience highly engaging interactives, videos and innovative media. This course won Blackboard's 2014 Exemplary Course Award and Director's Choice for Courses with Distincion.

"This course is one of the best MOOC course designs I have seen and should be considered a model for others to follow. The materials are so relevant and engaging that it feels like you are talking with the person." ~Blackboard Review Panel

No prerequisite required.

Featuring guest appearances by Harvard University's Professor Janet Browne, Charles Darwin Scholar 2014 and Professors Peter and Rosemary Grant, Princeton, Charles Darwin Scholars 2016.

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Cost Free Online Course
Pace Self Paced
Subject Science
Language English
Hours 2-4 hours a week
Calendar 10 weeks long

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What are MOOCs?
MOOCs stand for Massive Open Online Courses. These are free online courses from universities around the world (eg. Stanford Harvard MIT) offered to anyone with an internet connection.
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How do these MOOCs or free online courses work?
MOOCs are designed for an online audience, teaching primarily through short (5-20 min.) pre recorded video lectures, that you watch on weekly schedule when convenient for you.  They also have student discussion forums, homework/assignments, and online quizzes or exams.

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