On selfish blogging and form & function
Yesterday while taking the train back home from work I was catching up with Change11 related blogs. Two of them caught my eye and sparked my imagination (or perhaps cognitive process is a better word...in any case it got me thinking). First I read Tony Bates' initial summary of the week he facilitated, and then Jenny's response to him on selfish blogging.Tony writes (and this is not the
mLearn 2011 conference proceedings now available!
I was reading Micheal's blog the other night and I realized that the Conference Proceedings for mLearn 2011 are now up! You can download them from the Conference website, or you can read them on Scribd (see bellow)In other news, it seems like the MobiMOOC research team is big in China :-) We were contacted yesterday by PhD students (under the direction of their advisor) to see if we would consent
OCW και Ελληνικά Πανεπιστήμια
Αυτή την εβδομάδα στο Change11 MOOC, το θέμα είναι το OCW ή OpenCourseWare. Όπως μάλλον γνωρίζετε το OCW άρχισε εδώ στα λημέρια μου στο γνωστό MIT και από εκεί επεκτάθηκε σε άλλα πανεπιστήμια, και ένα από αυτά είναι και το δικό μου. Συγκριτικά
Synchronicity in MOOCs
I was reading a blog post from inlearning titled Is Demanding Synchronous Bliss Missing the Point of Change? Quite an interesting blog post to read so head on over there after reading this post ;-) It's interesting how different people have different preferences. I for example dislike synchronous online meetings, and I have never attended a synchronous MOOC meeting as long
Allergic to assessment or measurement?
OK, so now I am sort of in catch up mode to respond to some interesting blog posts I've read in the past few days on Change. I was reading a blog post from Brainy smurf on being allergic to measurement where he asks:Why does it even matter how I learned to perform as long as I can do the job well ?!” I think that you're not allergic to assessment (or measurement) but rather you are allergic
It's OCW week on Change
It seems like it's OCW (open courseware) week at ChangeMOOC. When I read the initial description (it referring to OER) I was wondering what sort of readings or thoughts would be seeding this week's discussions. In my initial post for the week I made reference to the paradox of OER (I think it was David Wiley who originally wrote about it), but I am glad that this week is about OCW.I
Last week on the MOOC Research Google Group the following post came up by Alan Selig (reproduced here with permission):I just got around to listening to the presentation by Tony Bates. Toward the end Stephen made reference to the surveys that many institutions give to students at the point of graduation. Not surprisingly these are usually very favorable, as the respondents have self-selected
REL pour l'apprentissage
Cette semaine sur ChangeMOOC le thème est vers les ressources éducatives libres pour l'apprentissage. Notre hôte est Rory McGreal de l' université d' Athabasca au Canada. Le thème des RELs n'est pas nouveaux dans ce MOOC. Aujourd'hui nous n'avons pas d'aces sur les matérielles de la semaine et donc je ne sais pas quels sont les objectifs de la semaine et quoi veut Mr. McGreal communiqué à
Τεχνολογία, παιδεία και αλλαγή.
Αυτή την εβδομάδα στο ChangeMOOC ο καλεσμένος καθηγητής της εβδομάδας ήταν ο Tony Bates και το θέμα μας ήταν η αλλαγή της ανώτατης παιδείας και αν αυτή θα οδηγηθεί απο εσωτερικούς παράγοντες και ανθρώπους ή αν οι αλλαγές θα έρθουν
Congrats to the MobiMOOC research group!
Congrats to everyone in the MobiMOOC research group for getting the Best Paper Award at the mLearn 2011 conference! In addition to myself, the team is made up of (alphabetical order): Sean C. Abajian, Inge deWaard, Michael Sean Gallagher, Rebecca Hogue, Nilgün Özdamar Keskin, and Osvaldo Rodriguez .A big thank you to Rebecca, Michael and Nilgun