NMC12: day 1 highlights part 1
This year the New Media Consortium conference was held in Boston and hosted by MIT, so it was a good opportunity to attend given that it is my own back yard. In this post, I don't plan to recount blow by blow each session, but rather post what seemed most interesting about each. In the welcome keynot was made by Joichi Ito, the MIT media lab director, and the topic was on innovation in open networks
What? DS106 started already?!
Hmmm...I was glancing over at my calendar telling me to work on DS106 the other day (an alarm that I set last spring for this summer), and I decided to head on over to DS106 and check it out...only to find out that it had started already (week 4 if I am not mistaken). Oh well. I missed the boat but not by much!So, this time I will take a queue from a few of my MOOC acquaintances and set
FSLT - Week 4 - Lecturing
Here is this week's video (lecture!) on lecturing, from the FSLT12. I have currently paused the video to post it here (see, blogger is not competing for my attention :-) ). Thoughts on lecturing to follow!
Putting on my administrator cap: online vs on-campus enrollments?
This week I started a 2-week (online) workshop from the Sloan Consortium on Implementing the Quality Scorecard for the Administration of Online Education Programs. So far it's a pretty interesting course, and I've read through the reading materials supplied by the workshop facilitator. One of the things that stands out, and this makes sense, is that an academic department can't go at it alone.
BonkOpen, final week, (semi) final thoughts
Well, the BonkOpen MOOC is almost over, I earned my badge (seen on the right) and in the process picked up some new knowledge, information, skills, and professional contacts! At the same time I was able to see Blackboard Learn in action as a host for a massive online course.I think, that by and large, the MOOC was a good one, and the organizers and coordinators were responsive to the people who attended
FSLT - to blog...or to comment...hmmmm
It's week 2 in FSLT, and the topic of this week is group participation. One of the things mentioned this week by the facilitators are the roles that people take in group work, which was quite interesting, as I could see people in my past group work experience taking on those roles consciously or subconsciously. In the MOOC forums there is quite a lively discussion this week (as there was last
Sharing of educational materials
Change11 is over...but the discussion is still going ;-)I was reading this post here by Jaap today and I started thinking (some more) about the subject. Here are some questions (incomplete as they may be) to Jaap's questions:Do schools have a property right on educational materials that is made by teachers? (law)I am of mixed opinion on this. In the beginning I thought YES! Of course they
#fslt12 initial thoughts & reflections
For my inaugural "assignment" post for #fslt12 I thought I would use one of the reflection templates, specifically the "areas of expertise" one. It's interesting to think about my teaching experience thus far. Initially I was tempted to say that my teaching experience extends back to February of this year; this is when I started teaching a college level course (graduate level) in research methods for
National universities using....English?!
This morning, before I left for work, an article caught my eye in my RSS reader from Inside Higher Education (amazingly, they gave me enough of a blurb to want to read the article - usually they don't!). The article is about an Italian University that is going English-Only for their instruction. This article is an interesting read (I can't wait until the comments start coming in).My initial
Το Change11 έχει σχεδον φτάσει στο τέλος. Αυτή η εβδομάδα είναι η τελευταία, και το θέμα είναι η Ανοιχτή Έρευνα και η ανοιχτή διανομή αυτής της έρευνας (open publishing). Η περασμένη εβδομάδα όμως ήταν αφιερωμένη στις ψηφιακές ταυτότητες