Club-Admiralty

v6.2.1 - moving along, a point increase at a time

No more blatantly openwashing

I am a little behind the times in this breakneck-speed of development in the world of MOOCs, but some things (namely EDDE 804) have priority over the comings and goings of xMOOC providers. Close to a month ago IHE had reported in their quick takes section that coursera will remove the option of free for some of their courses.  Blink, and you may have missed it.  I also don't recall
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Two courses down....

Last week, despite the craziness, I completed two courses.  First, I completed the #fslt12 MOOC, which I really enjoyed a lot!  The interactions between my peers and the facilitators were great, there was a lot of sharing of best practices and lived experiences, and I took a lot of things away; both things that I can immediately put into practice, and things that I need to read
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Free Course: Instructional Ideas and Technology Tools for Online success

I am not sure if this counts as a MOOC, we'll see :-)In any case, I got this notice through coursesites.com the other day (I use coursesites to teach my research methods course this semester), and it seems interesting - at least I am curious about it.Here's the link to register for the course in case you are interested.Free, Open Course With Dr. Curt Bonk: Enroll NowPlease join us in CourseSites 
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LAK11 - some thoughts

OK, so my first MOOC is almost over...so what did I think?I have to say that as an experience LAK11 was actually quite interesting. The subject matter was interesting (even though we tended to go toward the business/finance side of the house quite often) and there were quite a few interesting personalities that were part of the course.The course started out with a bang! There were a ton of people in
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Course correction! Ay-Capt'n!

Over the summer I started working on my field experience, one of the last requirement for my MA in Applied Linguistics.  Honestly, last summer I would have preferred to have gotten the practicum waived and taken phonetics and phonemics instead, but now I am glad that I have to take it.  I am getting a lot out of observing a seasoned (and pretty awesome) instructor do what they do best. 
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Busy month!

Wow, this semester is really (REALLY) moving along quite fast. This month is just flying by, and December is going to be quite literally two class sessions. Lots of stuff is due, lots of papers, final projects, critical essays....wow...So what's on my plate?- Observation Analysis + Lesson plan for my ESL methods/materials class- Complete Thematic Unit Lesson Plan for my Foreign Language methods class
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Course offering - some thoughts

I was reading University Diaries on InsideHigherEd the other day and I came across this point-counterpoint Point[C]atalogue copy is prepared yearly (sometimes twice yearly), which means that universities are almost always “lying” about their programs. Let’s say a student applies to a department because it offers a specialty he is interested in, and he arrives to find that the key players —
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