Yay! Linguistics MOOCs!
Thu, Apr 4 2013 08:30 | appliedLinguistics, languageAcquisition, linguistics, MOOC, phonetics, phonology
Well, now we're talking! ;-)I came across two MOOCs that are related to (one of) my subject(s) of study :-) The first MOOC comes to us from Germany, although it looks like it will be conducted in English, and it's the Phonetics, Phonology and Transcription MOOC from the Virtual Linguistics Campus. I am actually quite psyched about this MOOC for several reasons:Phonetics and Phonology is something
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
HeckI was browsing coursera today and I noticed a course, recommended to me, for underwater basket-weaving. I was intrigued because I knew it's April 1st, so I am looking out for interesting things on the net (I don't believe anything in my RSS feed today :p).In any case, I clicked on the course (see screenshot) and it has all the trappings of a jokewhen looking at the institution's page,
Don't close the doors yet - OLDSMOOC has one more thing!
I got an email the other day that I was awarded a badge on OLDSMOOC (one of the peer reviewed badges), which prompted me to go into Cloudworks to see if there were any more peers that needed evaluating. I had already completed one peer review (see here for the first one) so why not complete a second one?It turns out that Itana Gimenes had submitted all her materials for the Learning Designer
Aboriginal Worldviews and Education
We are almost there! The course Aboriginal Worldview and Education is almost over! It's one of the few xMOOCs that survived the great course purge of late 2012 (courses that I decided to drop before they started because of my time commitment issues in March). When I signed up for the course I thought that the course was about Australia and New Zealand since I had only heard of Aboriginals in
Time flies when you are having fun
I just realized that it's been a while since I've posted something on here. I guess compared to other blogs I am still a regular poster, but I'd like to post more often. Well, here I am! I guess time flies when you are having fun, and getting over a cold (have we found a cure for that yet?)This month has been a crazy month, in addition to the day job, and my part time teaching gig (which
The end of #oldsmooc
Hey! Another MOOC is done! The MOOC I am referring to is OLDSMOOC, and it will go down as one of the better MOOCs I've attended ;-) When I signed up for the MOOC, I did so for two reasons:I wanted to learn more about Learning Design (seemed like Instructional Design going by another name).I wanted a cMOOC, damn it! :-)Don't get me wrong, there are some interesting courses on coursera but I don't
Evaluation, some parting thoughts (#oldsmooc)
Today is a new day, and a new topic in OLDSMOOC. Well, not so much a topic as a winding down on the learning process that has been occurring in this MOOC. On the topic of evaluation, there was an interesting discussion on the Google Group: is it the life blood of learning design or the bane of our existence?My, short, response was as follows:I think that there is a happy medium between the two.
Week 7 - Evaluation (OLDSMOOC)
Sat, Feb 23 2013 17:10 | #oldsmooc, assessment, CC, cMOOC, Creative Commons, Evaluation, MOOC, OER, open learning, open scholarship, open teaching, xMOOC
It's week 7 in OLDSMOOC, and as we are windowing down we are tackling the topic of Evaluation. I will be switching tracks again, from the Blended Mobile Learning course (that I've been working on for a while), and going back to the idea of offering the course as a cMOOC. Going through OLDSMOOC I've gotten some good ideas about how to implement my own cMOOC. I've been thinking a lot about the
Assessment & Evaluation - a review of terms
This was shared as part of OLDSMOOC, but I thought it would be a good resource for any beginning instructional designer :-) Week 7 term_review from Thomas Reeves