Learning and Certification - thoughts inspired by CC Cert
Over the few weeks and interesting discussion has been taking place over the Creative Commons Open Platform mailing list. The Creative Commons group has created, and is now offering, CC certification. The certification consists of a 10-week online course with a traditional number of students in the cohort (around 20), and there is a cost associated with it ($500). I'll be honest, when I saw the
The past is calling, it wants its disruption back!
Another story I had in my Pocket account (for what seems like forever) is this story from campus technology talking about how nano-degrees are disrupting higher education. I don't know about you, but it seems to me that people just love the word disrupt, or the pairing disruptive innovation. I have a feeling that in 10-15 years when we're past this fad we will look back at this time period
What the heck is an instructional designer?
Sat, Jul 18 2015 07:00 | certification, education, instructionalDesign, learningDesign, MBA, ProfDev, professional
"Instructional Designer" - by AK & Net Art Generator- for #CLMOOCContinuing on my quest to read through what I've accumulated in my Pocket account, I came across a blog with the title Learning Experience Design: A Better Title Than Instructional Design? The title was catchy enough for me to save it to pocket for later reading (which seemed to be forever ago). In any case, Christy seems
MOOC thoughts closing out 2014
Sun, Dec 28 2014 07:00 | #cck11, #ccourses, #DALMOOC, #lak11, #rhizo14, 2cents, certification, cMOOC, FUNMOOC, language, miriadax, mobiMOOC, MOOC, opencourseworld, rMOOC, xMOOC
It's the final stretch of 2014! This makes it my fourth year in exploring MOOCs - boy does time fly! When I started off with LAK11 I was really just looking for ways to continue learning for free. While I do get a tuition benefit at work, this also involves standard semesters of 13 weeks, getting work-release time (since online learning isn't covered by the benefit) and retaining the motivation
The perils of external rewards
Mon, Jul 28 2014 11:42 | #altcred, certification, cMOOC, coursera, edx, engagement, foursquare, futurelearn, MOOC, motivation, Open2Study, rewards, udacity, xMOOC
A couple of years ago I was working on hashing out this idea of Academic Check-ins. Think of it as Foursquare meets informal learning meets campus engagement meets alternative credentialing. A paper came out of that brainstorming with a proposal of what such a system might look like. While working on hashing out some ideas I wanted to dive deeper into this concept of motivation, both internal
MOOC on vacation: what does "completing a MOOC" mean?
Fri, Jun 6 2014 03:28 | #altcred, certification, cMOOC, completion, coursera, engagement, LearnerAnalysis, MOOC, rhizo14, xMOOC
View from Itea, Greece Some people bring a book on vacation (which I have) and others immerse themselves in the local culture (which I am also doing to some extent), but since I find myself lucky enough to be vacationing somewhere with fast wifi access I decided to continue to MOOC while I am on vacation from the day job. I honestly don't know how well the experiment will go, but I decided to follow
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.
Mobile Learning Manager - Future Trends
I am in the process of finishing up the Mobile Learning Manager certification course (also known as mLeMan) and I am on the final unit. Here are a couple of interesting videos. (More on my experience with mLeMan later on...if I don't forget ;-) )The first is Mobile Madness: Making Sense of the Converged, Multidevice World from: IDCeXchange held on 4/292011This second
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Seems like this will be the summer of professional development :-)On a tip from Igne I signed up for the Mobile Learning Manager certification course which is a self-paced learning program to certify managers of mobile learning initiatives. I think the US equivalent would be a training manager, focusing on mobile learning. The course is a bit rough around the edges (which is why they wanted some