#edcmooc - almost human
Sat, Nov 23 2013 13:47 | #edcmooc, engagement, instructionalDesign, InstructionalTechnology, LMS, scifi, star trek
Man, it's been a crazy week. I've been jotting down notes for this post from the various viewings, readings, fellow blogger posts, and discussion forums. This was meant to be several posts over the week, but it all wrapped up into one big thing. Oh well. Such is life ;-) This week I'm creating some category headers to make things easier to read.From the week 2 synchronous sessionThe
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"
#edcmooc - Where do you want to go today? Build that bridge to your utopia
Sat, Nov 16 2013 16:44 | #edcmooc, cMOOC, coursera, educationTechnology, edx, futurism, learning, MOOC, technology, udacity, xMOOC
So, we are at the end of Week 2 of #edcmooc and we are wrapping up the unit on Utopias and Dystopias, and everything in between (because thing is really that black and white). As with the week before there were some videos to watch and think about. I think that the no-lecture-videos format works well. I like to see what people do with certain conversation starters and where they go with them.
Video Games and Learning MOOC - process throughts
Fri, Nov 15 2013 09:22 | cMOOC, collaboration, coursera, Design, learning, MRT, OER, research, videogames, xMOOC
Over the past few weeks I've been dabbling with a course on coursera designed by two professors from UW Wisconsin. I didn't realize who they were (Squire and Steinkueler) initially, but at the "course" progressed I realized that I had read some of their work before when I was reading about video games and learning. An added benefit was that there were some guest appearances by Jim Gee,
Some Mid-Week #edcmooc thoughts & reactions
Take one blog, mix with others, add own thought and see what happensOver the past couple of days I've been reading what fellow participants have contributed to the blogosphere on #edcmooc. I've watched the week 2 videos (more on that in post during the weekend), and I am slowly reading (or re-reading) some of the food-for-thought articles posted for week two.To keep things manageable, I decided
#edcmooc: One man's dystopia...
Mon, Nov 11 2013 15:09 | #edcmooc, ALN, cMOOC, connectivism, coursera, Evaluation, instructionalDesign, metaMOOC, MOOC, teaching
Seems like Week 1 of #edcmooc is now done, and I've read (or in some cases reviewed) the readings and videos that they had posted as resources for Week 1. During the Week 1 live session recap and discussion there was an indication that there were 20,000 registrants for the MOOC. I'd be interested in seeing how many of those 20,000 follow through and "complete" the MOOC, whatever "completion"
EDCMOOC - Perhaps 3rd time is the charm?
Wed, Nov 6 2013 19:30 | #edcmooc, #ESLMOOC, #mobimooc, cMOOC, coursera, instructionalDesign, MOOC, pedagogy
A while back, when #EDCMOOC was getting setup for the first time, a fellow colleague, co-author, and member of the MobiMOOC research team, recommended the E-Learning and Digital Cultures MOOC offered by the University of Edinburgh. I think the school was his alma matter and he had good words to say about the organizers. This is always a plus.Well, first time around I was too busy - I think I was actually
Let’s Learn from MOOCs and Recapture the Microphone
Quite a few topics have been twirling in my mind these days but nothing was really solidifying until I read the following three blog posts in my pocket account in at the same time:It’s Time to Redirect the Conversation about MOOCs - by David CillayMOOCs make waves in higher education worldwide - by Karen MacGregorMOOCs and Online Learning #wweopen13 - by Rebecca HogueThey are all interesting reads,
Critique of Making your own Quasi-MOOC
Thu, Oct 24 2013 06:00 | assessment, cMOOC, educationTechnology, Evaluation, instructionalDesign, InstructionalTechnology, MOOC, xMOOC
With three MOOCs done (only undertaking one now), I have a little more time to go through and read what has been piling up in my Pocket account. Now, over the past couple of years there have been a number of articles on building your own MOOC, from a variety of people. Some in publications like Learning Solutions Magazine, some in eBook form, some in in Blog form.One of the blog-form posts
1 week, 3 completed MOOCs, 1 MOOC Experience Reflection
Tue, Oct 22 2013 07:00 | appliedLinguistics, educationTechnology, instructionalDesign, linguistics, MOOC, reflection, xMOOC
Online Games & Narrative Course LogoLast summer, when I signed up for these things, I really didn't keep proper timing of the courses I signed up for, because I was signed up for three concurrent MOOCs, while working a full time job, and messing around with other interesting things (MOOC related). In any case, after several PACKED weeks, three MOOCs are done, and I have some thoughts