Academic Facepalm (evaluation edition)
Back in December, I was searching for the #tenure hashtag on twitter. There was some discussion (probably stated by Jesse Stommel 😜) which prompted me to search for this #hashtag out of curiosity to see what was tagged. Along with heartwarming stories of people who've just earned tenure (a nice perk right before the winter break!), there was this wonderful tweet specimen...I'm
Hidden Scholarship: reported achievements of academics
It seems like forever ago since I've read this article by Maha Bali on ProfHacker on Hidden Scholarship†. It's actually been on my radar for a while, but between work and class the mind space for this was not available.In any case, if you haven't read this brief post on ProfHacker it's worthwhile reading. Maha writes about things that go under-reported, or not reported at all when it comes to scholarship
MOOC Standards...what do these look like?
Mon, Mar 14 2016 03:00 | axiology, cMOOC, epistemology, Evaluation, MOOC, pMOOC, qualitymatters, research, rMOOC, standards, subjectives, xMOOC
The case of MOOC standards (as well as MOOC sustainability) is something that keeps coming back to me as a topic of pondering. I read about it in other blogs. Then, I want to respond to some of these articles, and bounce off some ideas, but I lose motivation and decide "m'eh" - this topics isn't much of interest. Then, a little while later, my interest on the topic rekindles. I
Quality of MOOCs?
Sun, Dec 13 2015 04:30 | cMOOC, Evaluation, MOOC, OER, quality, qualitymatters, research, review, xMOOC
Continuing on with the review of articles in the book titled Macro-Level Learning through Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs): Strategies and Predictions for the Future today I have a chapter dealing with quality of MOOCsChapter 2 is titled Quality Assurance for Massive Open Access Online Courses: Building on the Old to Create Something New. The abstract tells us:Institutional
Perspectives on Late point deductions
Tue, Jul 29 2014 07:25 | assessment, canvas, coursera, Evaluation, INSDSG, INSDSG684, practice, teaching
I guess is teaching preparation time! These past few weekends I've been going through my online course, updating due dates for assignments, and slowly starting to make the changed to the various modules that I had scribbled down as the course was in progress last spring. It's still up in the air as to whether or not the class will run so I am thinking of applying for an assistantship for
SPOCs are illogical
Wed, Nov 20 2013 17:30 | #edcmooc, assessment, Evaluation, Flipped Classroom, instructionalDesign, MOOC, OER, open access, open learning, publishing, terminology
Angry Spock (Star Trek reboot)OK, OK... the title was easy pickings but this article is quite serious. I've chosen to ignore, for the most part, the whole idiocy of the term SPOC (small private online course). SPOCs are really just "regular" online courses, as I've written in my one other post about SPOCs. It bothers me that there is so much revisionist history around the topic of "traditional"
#edcmooc: One man's dystopia...
Mon, Nov 11 2013 15:09 | #edcmooc, ALN, cMOOC, connectivism, coursera, Evaluation, instructionalDesign, metaMOOC, MOOC, teaching
Seems like Week 1 of #edcmooc is now done, and I've read (or in some cases reviewed) the readings and videos that they had posted as resources for Week 1. During the Week 1 live session recap and discussion there was an indication that there were 20,000 registrants for the MOOC. I'd be interested in seeing how many of those 20,000 follow through and "complete" the MOOC, whatever "completion"
Critique of Making your own Quasi-MOOC
Thu, Oct 24 2013 06:00 | assessment, cMOOC, educationTechnology, Evaluation, instructionalDesign, InstructionalTechnology, MOOC, xMOOC
With three MOOCs done (only undertaking one now), I have a little more time to go through and read what has been piling up in my Pocket account. Now, over the past couple of years there have been a number of articles on building your own MOOC, from a variety of people. Some in publications like Learning Solutions Magazine, some in eBook form, some in in Blog form.One of the blog-form posts
Badge MOOC Challenge 6: Building a Successful Badge System
Tue, Oct 15 2013 04:30 | #altcred, #ESLMOOC, #OpenBadgesMOOC, Badges, cMOOC, dissertation, education, ESL, Evaluation, instructionalDesign, languageAcquisition, MOOC, mozilla, PhD
Trust Network BadgeWell, this is it! We are in the final week of the #OpenBadgesMOOC, and this is the last post (for badge purposes anyway) from Mozilla's #OpenBadgesMOOC. As with previous blog posts in this series I am brainstorming about including badges in an #ESLMOOC that I am thinking of designing, developing, implementing and them studying for a potential PhD. With this week's
Badge MOOC Challenge 5: Authentic Assessment and Evidence for a Badge Ecosystem
Fri, Oct 11 2013 16:00 | #altcred, #ESLMOOC, #OpenBadgesMOOC, Badges, cMOOC, dissertation, education, ESL, Evaluation, languageAcquisition, MOOC, mozilla, PhD
The real badge?Alright! The penultimate week in #OpenBadgesMOOC, brought to us by Mozilla and Coursesites. Continuing this week is the exploration of how badges can be incorporated into this #ESLMOOC that I've been thinking about designing, implementing, and hopefully collecting some data for some interesting analysis. Dissertation-wise it seems like a good topic, but considering
Badge MOOC Challenge 4: Accreditation and Validation Frameworks for a Badge Ecosystem
Sat, Oct 5 2013 11:39 | #altcred, #ESLMOOC, #OpenBadgesMOOC, Analytics, Badges, cMOOC, dissertation, education, ESL, Evaluation, languageAcquisition, LearnerAnalysis, Learning Analytics, MOOC, mozilla, PhD
Value Map BadgeIt's Saturday, so it must be #OpenBadgesMOOC time :) The thing that I just noticed about these badges on the #OpenBadgesMOOC is that if you look closely enough they look stitched. Maybe there is an easter egg hidden somewhere, whereby if you earn all #OpenBadgeMOOC badges they send you a sash with all of them stitched on - LOL :)In any case, it's the end of Week 4 on the
Badge MOOC Challenge 3: Competency Frameworks for a Badge Ecosystem
Sat, Sep 28 2013 10:06 | #altcred, #ESLMOOC, #OpenBadgesMOOC, Badges, cMOOC, education, ESL, Evaluation, languageAcquisition, MOOC, mozilla, PhD
Custom is an odd name of a badge :)Week 3 of the Mozilla Open Badges MOOC on Coursesites (half way through) and we are continuing our exploration of using badges for the #ESLMOOC. As with previous posts, the prompt of the challenge comes first followed by my thoughts on the subject.Prompt:Challenge Assignment 3: Competency Frameworks for a Badge EcosystemAt the next level of complexity, we consider
Badge MOOC Challenge 2: Define the Currency of an Ecosystem
Fri, Sep 20 2013 05:00 | #altcred, #ESLMOOC, #OpenBadgesMOOC, Badges, cMOOC, education, ESL, Evaluation, languageAcquisition, MOOC, mozilla, PhD
It's week two (of six) in the #OpenBadgeMOOC and the challenge for this week is to think about and define the Currency of an Ecosystem. As with the first blog post in this series, this thought process relates to the #ESLMOOC that I am thinking of developing as part of a potential dissertation proposal, and the writing instructions for this challenge are posted in the first part of the blog post,
Badge MOOC Challenge 1: Define a Current Ecosystem
Sat, Sep 14 2013 14:49 | #altcred, #ESLMOOC, #OpenBadgesMOOC, Badges, cMOOC, dissertation, education, ESL, Evaluation, languageAcquisition, MOOC, mozilla, PhD
Who am I?** Updated on 9/19 with more detailed personas** Well, I will try to stay regular with these Mozilla Badge MOOC challenges (goal is it get them our each Saturday so I don't fall behind and other things get in the way). I've decided that for the Badge Challenge I will start brainstorming on the topic of my ESL MOOC, that topic that's been floating in my mind as a potential PhD Dissertation
Evaluation, some parting thoughts (#oldsmooc)
Today is a new day, and a new topic in OLDSMOOC. Well, not so much a topic as a winding down on the learning process that has been occurring in this MOOC. On the topic of evaluation, there was an interesting discussion on the Google Group: is it the life blood of learning design or the bane of our existence?My, short, response was as follows:I think that there is a happy medium between the two.
Week 7 - Evaluation (OLDSMOOC)
Sat, Feb 23 2013 17:10 | #oldsmooc, assessment, CC, cMOOC, Creative Commons, Evaluation, MOOC, OER, open learning, open scholarship, open teaching, xMOOC
It's week 7 in OLDSMOOC, and as we are windowing down we are tackling the topic of Evaluation. I will be switching tracks again, from the Blended Mobile Learning course (that I've been working on for a while), and going back to the idea of offering the course as a cMOOC. Going through OLDSMOOC I've gotten some good ideas about how to implement my own cMOOC. I've been thinking a lot about the
Assessment & Evaluation - a review of terms
This was shared as part of OLDSMOOC, but I thought it would be a good resource for any beginning instructional designer :-) Week 7 term_review from Thomas Reeves
MOOC Fail: Tempest in a teapot edition
Fri, Feb 8 2013 16:06 | #moocfail, #oldsmooc, cMOOC, coursera, Evaluation, instructionalDesign, MOOC, xMOOC
Last fall, when I was on an xMOOC-binge, I decided to sign up for a MOOC called Fundamentals of Online Education: Planning and Application (#foemooc). I knew the subject matter, but I decided to participate so I can compare notes. After all, I am teaching what is the same course online this semester in a non-MOOC format. I was also curious how it would be done in a MOOC format because I've been thinking
Big Data, Evaluations, Adjuncts, Money
Last week was pretty interesting, but between storms, workshops, and work (it's advising and registration time), I only got away with one initial blog post last week. I did keep up with the discussion, thanks to a large part to the daily newsletter for #cfhe12. As I was reading the various blog posts, this popped up to me: MOOCs and the Teaching Profession. I was really surpsised (I think my
Last week of Blendkit2012!
Mon, Oct 22 2012 07:00 | #blendkit2012, blendedLearning, Evaluation, instructionalDesign, onlineLearning, qualitymatters, SloanC
Here it is! The final week of BlendKit2012! I know it is only a 5 week MOOC, but it seems to have gone by pretty quickly! The topic of this week, as with any well designed course, is evaluation - or: how do you know that your learning intervention (in this case designing a blended course) has worked and your learners walked away with the knowledge they need to be successful. The reading this week centered
FSLT, Week 5, lecture on evaluation
Here it is! The final week of FSLT12, and the topic is evaluation! A topic near and dear to me, especially considering that it's the final step in th ID process before iterating :-) Here are two parts of this weeks lecture presentation.
Last week on the MOOC Research Google Group the following post came up by Alan Selig (reproduced here with permission):I just got around to listening to the presentation by Tony Bates. Toward the end Stephen made reference to the surveys that many institutions give to students at the point of graduation. Not surprisingly these are usually very favorable, as the respondents have self-selected
Kirkpatrick's 4 levels of Evaluation - the overview
Not much to say today. I just came across this presentation which looked rather interesting. Since I am taking a course this fall that deals with Kirkpatrick and his levels, I thought I should post this presentation on the topic that looked rather interesting.