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  1. Open research methodologies

    Similar to a traditional research methodologies course, but with an emphasis on conducting research openly. Would cover open and online tools, data preservation, open notesbook science, current thinking and debates around open research, (open) peer review, authorship and licensing, funding opportunities, as well as covering methodologies and providing a community to support participants in fleshing out ideas into well formed research questions.

    76 votes
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    • 2 votes
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      • Data mining with social media

        Twitter, StatusNet, Facebook. What can we learn from social media info?

        101 votes
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        • webcraft: benchmarking and performance analysis

          why is your site slow? is it the network? logic? database queries? techniques and tools to answer and address these issues. ways to design a site early on the expose performance data for later analysis.

          10 votes
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          • Basic Electronics Design/Fabrication

            The basic concepts of electronics, elements of design, and discussion of skills required for fabrication. Could take the form of a physical project, computer simulation, or diagramming/physics lessons.

            79 votes
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            • 16 votes
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              • 15 votes
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                • Modern China

                  This class would explore modern China within the last 10 years.

                  26 votes
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                  • Learning Photography - Daily Shoots

                    This course would be structured much like the http://dailyshoot.com/. P2P course structure, theme assignments and critique/discussion around peers' work.

                    48 votes
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                    • Ethics in an online world

                      What behavior is acceptable in an online environment? This class addresses ethical issues as they relate to online behavior.

                      12 votes
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                      • lesser known data structures

                        a course to study less well known data structures (probabilistic data structures, skip lists, bloom filters, etc.). see also http://stackoverflow.com/questions/500607/what-are-the-lesser-known-but-cool-data-structures

                        46 votes
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                        • 16 votes
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                          • Urban/apartment composting

                            How to compost when you don't have a yard (things like building a worm bin, what to use it for, etc.)

                            4 votes
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                            • Cryptozoology

                              Explore sea serpents, mermaids, loch monsters, bigfoot, the yeti and other mythological beasts through science, text and film!

                              19 votes
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                              • 3 votes
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                                • TED Talks with Peers

                                  Apply with your favorite TED Talk and decide on which talks to discuss as a group.

                                  18 votes
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                                  • Learning Assessment

                                    How do we assess learning? Assessment history, best practices, and opportunities.

                                    22 votes
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                                    • Courses in Chinese

                                      There are huge amounts of open resources in Chinese - whether the Chinese Top Level Courses, Taiwanese Open CourseWare, stuff translated through MyOOPS or CORE, or all the other stuff existing. Would be great if people began putting together courses on any topic using Chinese open resources, with the discussion happening in Chinese.

                                      18 votes
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                                      • Window Farming

                                        Learn how to build a window farm with others.

                                        13 votes
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                                        • CCMixter: Open Digital Music Mixing

                                          This course would be a radical p2p course in which participants explore CCMixter to become awesome DJs!

                                          29 votes
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