#MassiveTeaching experiment falls on deaf ears?
Tue, Jul 15 2014 10:55 | #massiveteaching, 2cents, assessment, coursera, experiment, MOOC, research, xMOOC
Alright, #MassiveTeaching (or under its official name: "Teaching Goes Massive: New Skills Need") on Coursera is over, that's all he wrote (and then deleted, and someone else recovered). All joking aside, I decided to participate in the final assignment/test of the course which ultimately turned out to be a Level 1 evaluation. I've included the three questions in my previous blog post about this.
Social Experiment? Learning Experience? Tempest in a Teapot? Coursera's recently under-reported soap-opera.
Sat, Jul 5 2014 12:16 | #massiveteaching, #rhizo14, cMOOC, controversy, coursera, experiment, linguistics, research, xMOOC
Well, I am not quite sure what to make of this just yet, but I am keeping an eye on the situation to see how it gets resolved. What situation am I talking about? The seemingly under-reported (or not reported at all) situation happening in the course Teaching Goes Massive: New Skills Required, which is offered by Paul-Olivier Dehaye of the University of Zurich. I have to say that initially
(Some) Secret Badges Revelaved!
Well, Week 4 has begun in the graduate course I am teaching, and it was time to tally up some numbers to see if any secret badges needed to be released and awarded to students in the course. Of the 8 secret badges I designed for this course, four of them have been discovered by students one-quarter of the way through the course! This is actually pretty nifty! So what are the secret badges
Cheating as Learning
Fri, Jan 17 2014 13:09 | #rhizo14, cheating, cMOOC, experiment, games, learning, MOOC, videogames, xMOOC
Alone in the Dark (DOS, Mac System 7.5)So I'm back to another cMOOC arena, yay!!! Just by chance I came across a Rhizomatic Learning course offered by Dave Cormier (of MOOC fame), and the course is called Rhizomatic Learning - The Community is the curriculum. The course spans six weeks and this first week was simply an introduction, but as far as intros go, this has been quite a busy week!
New Year, New Badges!
"Design Gold" badgeHappy and Prosperous 2014 to anyone who is reading this :-)Since it's a new year, and the semester is starting in about a month's time, I've decided to spend the month-and-a-half between semesters thinking about the course that I teach: The Design and Instruction of Online Courses, a course for graduate level instructional design students. I was first assigned the course
This semester I was planning on returning to the classroom, the language classroom, to get back into French. The last time I took a formal french class was my senior year in high school and it was fourth year french (mostly literature from what I remember). In any case, my freshman year in college I frequented Yahoo! Chatrooms to practice my french and I did have a pen-pal for a while. Around