MOOC certification, and a little more on Self-Paced MOOCs...
Last week I got an email from the MOOC guys running the VLC MOOC, and one of the topics was in the email was all about the certification process. In going through this MOOC (really a self-paced eLearning course, but more on that down below), I would like some sort of proof that I went through it (just in case someone asks), but by and large I really don't care for certification for individual courses.
What's a credit worth?
This week I am starting my 4th coursera course, offered by Duke University called Think Again: How to Reason and Argue. I signed up mostly because I was intersted in the topic, but as a nice side-effect it allows me to continue to be exposed to a variety of MOOC "accreditation" schemes. This particular MOOC offers statements of accomplishment on two tiers:Statement of AccomplishmentStatement
cfhe12 - week 2: when world colide!
Mon, Oct 15 2012 17:30 | #blendkit2012, #CFHE12, accredidation, blendedLearning, cMOOC, credentials, MOOC, onlineLearning, SloanC, xMOOC
After a tittle like that, I feel like this blog ought to have a theme song ;-) Is this too dorky? Not dorky enough? Chime in through the comments :-)In any case, it's Week 2 of #cfhe12 and the topic of the week is New Pedagogies: New models for teaching and learning. I find it interesting (and ironic) that Blended Learning and Online Learning are considered "new pedagogies" and "new models."
MOOCs, and accreditation
Mon, Sep 10 2012 17:00 | #change11, accredidation, Badges, cMOOC, coursera, Design, instructionalDesign, mobiMOOC, MOOC, participation, xMOOC
It's quite interesting, but the topic of MOOCs and accreditation keeps coming up :-)The post that prompted this blog post came from a post I saw on MobiMOOC today regarding information assessment and recognition of success. In MobiMOOC 2012 one of the new things that is baked into the course is the awarding of badges, with an eye toward Mozilla's Open Badges. There are currently three types of
MOOMOOC (μMOOC) Day 2
It's day 2 of MOOC MOOC (sounds like something Zoidberg would say) and I was reading the intro for the day when I saw that a blog post of one of my colleagues (Pat Masson) was referenced. Pretty Cool! I read it pretty quickly, to be responded to late. I must admit I don't subscribe to Pat's blog, but maybe it's time to do so :-)Today's task is a video, but I don't have a ton of time to invest
Come get your badges!
Rhizomatic Week Achievement in Change11An interesting brainstorm item on gaming, motivation and achievement came up while reading and commenting on Jaap's blog. This particular blog is about badges (or achievements) in MOOCs. Interestingly enough I also saw Dave Cormier's tweet about having a badge on his blog (seemed like a tongue in cheek post). Serious, or not, I've included the image in this post.In
College Degrees and Relevance
Over the holiday, at some point I came across this blog post asking how much longer will (college) degrees mean something. It was a short, but interesting post, and something that I've thought about in the past; not in reference to how much longer will college degrees have a monopoly on accreditation of individuals, but rather I've been pondering what does a college degree mean.The impetus