Will MOOCs replace the LMS?
Mon, Feb 22 2016 03:30 | corporate, EdTech, learning, LMS, MOOC, technology, terminology, training, xMOOC
My apologies, in advance, if I seem rude. One of my teachers in high school (maybe a few of them, in fact!) said that there is no such thing as a stupid question. Perhaps this is true in the context of a classroom where if a learner (or group of learners) don't get a concept and they wish to ask a question to disambiguate. Sometimes the questions we pose also demonstrate our understanding
SPOCs are illogical
Wed, Nov 20 2013 17:30 | #edcmooc, assessment, Evaluation, Flipped Classroom, instructionalDesign, MOOC, OER, open access, open learning, publishing, terminology
Angry Spock (Star Trek reboot)OK, OK... the title was easy pickings but this article is quite serious. I've chosen to ignore, for the most part, the whole idiocy of the term SPOC (small private online course). SPOCs are really just "regular" online courses, as I've written in my one other post about SPOCs. It bothers me that there is so much revisionist history around the topic of "traditional"
MOOC Hype...disruption...and more acronyms - oy!
Now that my fun (and educational) little excursion to the world of the Ancient Greek Hero is over, I am more energized to go back into the world of the reportage and punditry around MOOCs. I am not all caught up yet, but I did go through enough articles to have some thoughts on the news that has transpired over the last couple of months in the world of the MOOC. First of all, more Acronyms.
SPOC?...another facepalm moment
OK, it's early in the morning, and I am reading my news, so I am generally going to be crankier, or more prone to have a "get off my lawn attitude," but this is just ridiculous. The most recent facepalm moment in the world of education comes from somewhere near Cambridge, MA where a local MOOC platform is getting its start. I was reading a story on Inside Higher Education while coming to work
Academic gag reflex
The other day I was sitting on the train on the way home and reading some research materials I found on Google Scholar for a paper that I am thinking about on social check-ins (you know, foursquare and services like that for an academic environment). I came across a qualifying paper from about a year ago on augmented reality. It seemed interesting so I though I would give it a quick look - after
Quack! (If it looks like a duck...)
I was just about to give up on eduMOOC when this thread was started (or rather evolved from a previous thread) about what is an isn't a MOOC. A Similar discussion came up on the Wikieducator list for eduMOOC. A MOOC is a Massive Online Open Course, or so says the acronym. The concept of a MOOC was articulated by Cormier and Siemens (2010) in Educause (free read). The words Massive, Online
Fri, Jan 23 2009 03:50 | blogs, education, foreignLanguage, instructionalDesign, linguistics, terminology
Recently, while clearing out my Google Starred Items, I ran across this article on the Linguist that I meant to read - but it slipped through my radar.I do have to agree with Steve on some points. If you are strictly a linguist, the teaching terminology is jargon that just doesn't make sense. This is one of the reasons I decided to do a dual master's degree in Instructional Design and Applied Linguistics.