2013 MOOC Learnings
Fri, Dec 20 2013 10:43 | #altcred, #oldsmooc, #OpenBadgesMOOC, cMOOC, coursera, edx, engagement, futurelearn, MOOC, pMOOC, udacity, VLC, xMOOC
Apple's Clarus the cowdog;and his "moof" 'barkWell, it's the end of 2013 and it's been a MOOC-kinda year, so before I head off for a small break (which is probably going to involve a lot of MOOCing), I thought I should write a summative post for my year's exploits in MOOCs.2013, other than it being the year of the Anti-MOOC (according to some) was really the year of the xMOOC for me. I participated
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Fri, Dec 6 2013 10:30 | #edcmooc, blogs, cMOOC, Conference, corpusLinguistics, EdTech, engagement, forums, linguistics, MOOC, participation, pMOOC, recommendation, twitter, web2.0, xMOOC
Jeeves will point you to the right discussion forumA couple of years ago when I was putting pen to paper and I was working on my Academic Check-ins paper I was doing some more research into recommender systems, you know the systems like the ones that they have on Amazon.com and Netflix whereby if you rate a certain product in a certain way, or if you view certain products, more recommendations come
Crowdsourcing the PhD search...
Since I have a captive, in a sense, audience, I thought I would use the power of the crowd to help me identify a suitable PhD program for myself :)Now, over the years I've been thinking about pursuing a PhD, but a sage mentor once told me that I should take at least a year break from school before making any decisions. Essentially clear the head out, think about what I like to do, and then think
#edcmooc - A chat with Prof. Eliza
I was thinking about what to create for my digital artefact for EDCMOOC. My initial thought was to create a sample dialogue between a fictionalized EDCMOOC student and Prof. Eliza. Prof. Eliza would be, of course, based on the the venerable ELIZA computer therapist program. I could then go in and modify the specific psychotherapy lines with something specific to education.In the faceless
#edcmooc Human 2.0? Human+=Human?
Fri, Nov 29 2013 12:02 | #ds106, #edcmooc, #ESLMOOC, avatar, CoI, education, humanism, ICT, MBA, technology, transhumanism
Vice Admiral Tolya KotrolyaWell, here we are! The final(ish) week of #edcmooc. As I wrote in my tweet earlier this week, I think #edcmooc, like #ds106, is probably more of a way of life for some than an actual course. Sure, there won't be additional prescribed readings or viewings after this week, so the course is technically over, however the hallmark of any good course, as far as I am
#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