Course beta testing...
Wed, Feb 22 2017 10:38 | coursera, development, instructionalDesign, MOOC, qualitymatters, software, testing, xMOOC
This past weekend a story came across my slashdot feed titled Software Goes Through Beta Testing. Should Online College Courses? I don't often see educational news on slashdot so it piqued my interest. Slashdot links to an EdSurge article where Coursera courses are described as going through beta testing by volunteers (unpaid labor...)The beta tests cover things such as:... catching mistakes
MOOC Standards...what do these look like?
Mon, Mar 14 2016 03:00 | axiology, cMOOC, epistemology, Evaluation, MOOC, pMOOC, qualitymatters, research, rMOOC, standards, subjectives, xMOOC
The case of MOOC standards (as well as MOOC sustainability) is something that keeps coming back to me as a topic of pondering. I read about it in other blogs. Then, I want to respond to some of these articles, and bounce off some ideas, but I lose motivation and decide "m'eh" - this topics isn't much of interest. Then, a little while later, my interest on the topic rekindles. I
Environmental aspects of learning
Tue, Mar 8 2016 04:30 | #cck11, #NRC01PL, cMOOC, environment, learning, learningDesign, LMS, MOOC, PhD, qualitymatters
Classroom space, in second lifeA while back I really wanted to develop a course (for the instructional design program I teach in every now and again) on environmental factors of learning. I know that the topic might seem nebulous but I think that's where the strength of the course would come from†. We could examine not only technologies which we use to facilitate our learning (and
Quality of MOOCs?
Sun, Dec 13 2015 04:30 | cMOOC, Evaluation, MOOC, OER, quality, qualitymatters, research, review, xMOOC
Continuing on with the review of articles in the book titled Macro-Level Learning through Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs): Strategies and Predictions for the Future today I have a chapter dealing with quality of MOOCsChapter 2 is titled Quality Assurance for Massive Open Access Online Courses: Building on the Old to Create Something New. The abstract tells us:Institutional
Last week of Blendkit2012!
Mon, Oct 22 2012 07:00 | #blendkit2012, blendedLearning, Evaluation, instructionalDesign, onlineLearning, qualitymatters, SloanC
Here it is! The final week of BlendKit2012! I know it is only a 5 week MOOC, but it seems to have gone by pretty quickly! The topic of this week, as with any well designed course, is evaluation - or: how do you know that your learning intervention (in this case designing a blended course) has worked and your learners walked away with the knowledge they need to be successful. The reading this week centered