Higher Education questions - 7 questions
It seems that Inside Higher Education is playing a game of 7 questions. I thought that it would be interesting to respond to these when I has little more brain space to write some more in-depth answer instead of "agree or disagree" which was the original prompt. These might very well fit into my Educational Leadership course now that I think of it. So the questions are in italics, and my
MOOCs, demographics, and wrangling the edtech
Tue, Oct 16 2012 06:00 | #CFHE12, #ioe12, #mobimooc, EdTech, edupunk, instructionalDesign, mobiMOOC, MOOC, OER, open access, Open Resources, Openness
Yesterday morning I was catching up on some #cfhe12 blog posts by Bryan Alexander (who I have not seen in a MOOC in ages), a blog post about defining MOOCs by Rolin Moe, and my colleague Rebecca who writes about the ease and usefulness in MOOCs†. First, let me respond to Rolin's points (since I happened to read his blog post first).There are lots of people looking at the future of academic
Hello Open Access!
This week (at least for me) the topic of #ioe12 was Open Access. Open Access isn't all that new to me (having worked for an academic library for quite some time) but the materials still had a few new bits of information for me. I keep forgetting the difference between OA Gold and OA Green. For some reason "Green" is associated with money (dollars are green), so I had it in my head that
MITx - MIT innovates again?
This morning in the local news there was a story about MITx, an set of courses that are designed to be done through the Web, with no face to face component that people can take for free. While the course will have an assessment component, if people want the credential of having taken and passed that course there will be a nominal fee for logging into a secure environment to take additional
Publishing,copyright, and pay walls...
Fri, Nov 25 2011 21:14 | #change11, linguistics, mobiMOOC, MOOC, Open Resources, publishing, research
The MobiMOOC research team has been working on our third paper, further analyzing aspects of MOOCs, and MobiMOOC in specific. Our forthcoming paper tackles the topic of emotive language usage in MOOC discussions as a predictor of continued, or future, participation in the course. We are currently in the process of going over and refining the paper, but I don't want to give away the punchline
OCW και Ελληνικά Πανεπιστήμια
Αυτή την εβδομάδα στο Change11 MOOC, το θέμα είναι το OCW ή OpenCourseWare. Όπως μάλλον γνωρίζετε το OCW άρχισε εδώ στα λημέρια μου στο γνωστό MIT και από εκεί επεκτάθηκε σε άλλα πανεπιστήμια, και ένα από αυτά είναι και το δικό μου. Συγκριτικά
It's OCW week on Change
It seems like it's OCW (open courseware) week at ChangeMOOC. When I read the initial description (it referring to OER) I was wondering what sort of readings or thoughts would be seeding this week's discussions. In my initial post for the week I made reference to the paradox of OER (I think it was David Wiley who originally wrote about it), but I am glad that this week is about OCW.I
REL pour l'apprentissage
Cette semaine sur ChangeMOOC le thème est vers les ressources éducatives libres pour l'apprentissage. Notre hôte est Rory McGreal de l' université d' Athabasca au Canada. Le thème des RELs n'est pas nouveaux dans ce MOOC. Aujourd'hui nous n'avons pas d'aces sur les matérielles de la semaine et donc je ne sais pas quels sont les objectifs de la semaine et quoi veut Mr. McGreal communiqué à
Content as faculty production...
I was reading this post yesterday by Paul Prisloo on his reflections on Open Content. I found his post enlightening because through my studies I had not really encountered to topic of history of distance education and the evolution of distance education has been of interest to me. I have to say that I somewhat agree with Paul's view that lecturers (professors) are in the teaching
Online Self-Organizing Social Systems
Thu, Oct 13 2011 17:30 | #change11, Creative Commons, instructionalDesign, knowledgeManagement, MBA, MOOC, Open Resources, Openness
This morning while commuting to work I had the opportunity to the last of this week's reading from David Wiley and Erin Edwards (Change MOOC) on Online Self-Organizing Social Systems. I have to say that this really piqued my interested. While reading the document I was transported back to my MBA days when I first started learning more about the topic of Knowledge Management and the work of Etienne
I was watching David Wiley's two videos (video 1 and video 2) on Open content, open publishing and open educational resource, oh and creative commons licensing too! I haven't had the chance yet to read the articles yet - but I plan on doing that before the weekend comes. I thought I would start off this week's Change thoughts on Open Content with my own history with it - and the cognitive dissonance
Open Education and Language Learning
I've been following along last week's posts on Open Education, and the whole concept of MOOCs, open educational resources and language learning has been swirling around in my brain. I've known people who've learned languages, online, by immersion. I think that they started off conversing using a common language (probably English) and then slowly transitioned over to the language that they wanted