A way to visualize MOOC students...
Fri, Jan 29 2016 04:30 | #DALMOOC, #rhizo16, Analytics, cMOOC, coursera, EDDE804, education, edx, Employment, futurelearn, instructionalDesign, Learning Analytics, MOOC, motivation, PhD, review, rMOOC, xMOOC
Even though this semester is relatively calm, compared to last semester, I still find myself not writing as much as I think I would like. I've set aside, temporarily, the book I was meant to have finished reviewing last October, on MOOCs, until the semester ends and I can focus on them a little more. One reason for the refocus of energies is EDDE 804. We are focusing on leadership in education,
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
Two Future Learn courses down - some initial thoughts on the design and the platform
Thu, May 1 2014 19:00 | cMOOC, corpusLinguistics, futurelearn, linguistics, LMS, MOOC, psychology, xMOOC
This spring semester seemed to be the spring semester for experimentation (then again, there is almost no bad time for experimentation). I decided, among other things, to really give FutureLearn a try. FutureLearn is still in Beta, so I guess I haven't missed a lot yet, but one of the things that I think is really important when evaluating a course design, or even a platform, is picking
Here come the lurkers!
Tue, Mar 11 2014 10:46 | #rhizo14, cMOOC, corpusLinguistics, engagement, futurelearn, instructionalDesign, lurker, MOOC, participation, PLENK
Well, It's week 9 of Rhizo14 (or week 3 of the after party of rhizo14, depending on how you look at it.) Last week we had a discussion on de-mobing teachers (I guess enabling teachers to not teach to the test?). To be honest I lurked a bit last week on facebook since the day job, the other work obligations, the DML conference (which was awesome!) and subsequent weekend food poisoning
FutureLearn Corpus Linguistics course - first thoughts
Fri, Jan 31 2014 11:46 | #altcred, #edcmooc, #rhizo14, apling629, Badges, cMOOC, corpusLinguistics, coursera, futurelearn, linguistics, metaMOOC, MOOC, VLC, vygotsky, xMOOC, ZPD
Check, check. Is this thing on?Linguistics isn't generally considered a topic, like one of those sexy STEM courses, that everyone talks about when they talk about degrees and fields to study for job related purposes. For this reason we haven't seen a lot of linguistics related MOOCs. Last year we had the Virtual Linguistics Campus offer three MOOCs using their own approach to teaching MOOCs which
Udacity a lousy product? Perhaps...perhaps not...it depends.
Wed, Jan 8 2014 17:00 | #cck11, #edcmooc, cMOOC, coursera, futurelearn, instructionalDesign, InstructionalTechnology, MOOC, p2pu, udacity, UIDesign, xMOOC
Just before the spring semester starts and I start getting really busy with the day-job, teaching my class, working on a couple of conference presentations and working on the FutureLearn course on Corpus Linguistcs, and P2PU course with Dave Cormier, I thought I should really jump into a couple of Udacity course offerings to give the platform a real try out. In years past I stayed away, as a learner,
2013 MOOC Learnings
Fri, Dec 20 2013 10:43 | #altcred, #oldsmooc, #OpenBadgesMOOC, cMOOC, coursera, edx, engagement, futurelearn, MOOC, pMOOC, udacity, VLC, xMOOC
Apple's Clarus the cowdog;and his "moof" 'barkWell, it's the end of 2013 and it's been a MOOC-kinda year, so before I head off for a small break (which is probably going to involve a lot of MOOCing), I thought I should write a summative post for my year's exploits in MOOCs.2013, other than it being the year of the Anti-MOOC (according to some) was really the year of the xMOOC for me. I participated