Pre-vacation xMOOC thoughts // assessment and availability
In a few days I will be leaving on vacation, so I won't be MOOCing...or at least I won't be MOOing. I have downloaded textual materials on my iPad, and I plan on getting a local SIM where I go to keep up with my RSS feeds (until Google Reader decides to kick the bucket). I thought it would be a good idea to write a few thoughts while I have a hardware keyboard in hand.First up, edX and
Open Source Textbooks...
File this under random thoughts...So, we've been talking about textbooks in my linguistics classes for the last couple of semesters and how most of them suck when it comes to language learning. My classmates who do teach languages for their day jobs constantly find creative ways of working through the deficiencies of the texts that they are saddled with. On the other side of the fence, in instructional