Analytics, and usage in Higher Education
Tue, Oct 30 2012 06:21 | #CFHE12, ELI, instructionalDesign, LAK, LAK11, Learning Analytics, MBA, MSIT
It's week 4 of #cfhe12 so it must be time for Big Data and Analytics as the topic of discussion. It's interesting coming back to this topic of discussion because it was the topic of the first MOOC I took part in, LAK11, and it's a topic I've been thinking (or at least keeping on the back burner) since I was in business school. On of th things to keep in mind when talking about Analytics is that there
Coursera mLearning fail
The other day, seeing that there were a couple of videos in the HCI that were available. Since I didn't have time to watch them during lunch, and as established coursera has no offline viewing for their courses, I decided to try my luck with the iPhone while commuting.Since I do use coursera, and I do watch videos on my iPad when I am at home from time to time (on wifi), it would make sense that I
xMOOC: of participation and offline apps
Fri, Oct 26 2012 15:00 | #CFHE12, apps, assessment, cMOOC, instructionalDesign, iOS, participation, xMOOC
**sigh**The mobile client ate my post! I will try to reconstitute as much of it as I remember ;-)In this blog post I am continuing the train of though started by thinking about different levels of participation, and my blog post on MOOC registration. Since MOOCs are generally not taken for credit, and since they generally don't need to conform to some sort of departmental outcomes standard (i.e.
What is participation? How the LMS determines what you do
Thu, Oct 25 2012 06:30 | #CFHE12, assessment, attendance, cMOOC, coursera, instructionalDesign, LMS, motivation, outcomes, participation, xMOOC
It seems like Rebecca and I were on the same wavelength yesterday when we were composing our blog posts and reflecting on various aspects of MOOCs. Rebecca wonders why there is only one level of participation in xMOOCs, and I have to say, having started my 3rd coursera MOOC yesterday (same one as Rebecca, the Design: Creation of Artifacts in Society on coursera), I can see that (from my limited
Open Assessment and Blended Learning
The topic of open assessment came up during #blendkit2012 this week, which is quite a fascinating topic. Britt asked if peer review can work in small groups, having seen it in xMOOCs like coursera.I've written about open assessment before, but not specifically about this, I don't think. I have written some quick thoughts on the coursera peer review system which can be summarized even quicker by saying
Mass is relative, and the need for numbers that make sense
This week on #cfhe12 I read a couple of posts of interest from my fellow participants (apologies, I am currently on the train with no connectivity, ore lease I would search for those post and link to them :-) ) and there were two key points that I wanted to reiterate, combine, and expand upon. The first point is that mass (well, "massiveness") is relative. I am sure I learned in physics that Mass is
Entrepreneurship (and commercial) activity in education
It's week 3 in #cfhe12 and the topic of the week is Entrepreneurship and commercial activity in education, and I kicked off the week by reading The Evolution of Ed Tech in Silicon Valley and How the Internet is Revolutionizing Education. There are, of course, other readings that I intent on getting to, but these two were the only HTML documents that were easy to sent to Pocket (I did however skim the
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
MOOCs, demographics, and wrangling the edtech
Tue, Oct 16 2012 06:00 | #CFHE12, #ioe12, #mobimooc, EdTech, edupunk, instructionalDesign, mobiMOOC, MOOC, OER, open access, Open Resources, Openness
Yesterday morning I was catching up on some #cfhe12 blog posts by Bryan Alexander (who I have not seen in a MOOC in ages), a blog post about defining MOOCs by Rolin Moe, and my colleague Rebecca who writes about the ease and usefulness in MOOCs†. First, let me respond to Rolin's points (since I happened to read his blog post first).There are lots of people looking at the future of academic
cfhe12 - week 2: when world colide!
Mon, Oct 15 2012 17:30 | #blendkit2012, #CFHE12, accredidation, blendedLearning, cMOOC, credentials, MOOC, onlineLearning, SloanC, xMOOC
After a tittle like that, I feel like this blog ought to have a theme song ;-) Is this too dorky? Not dorky enough? Chime in through the comments :-)In any case, it's Week 2 of #cfhe12 and the topic of the week is New Pedagogies: New models for teaching and learning. I find it interesting (and ironic) that Blended Learning and Online Learning are considered "new pedagogies" and "new models."