After Action Report: One more coursera from Amsterdam down; first Miriada complete. What just happened?
Mon, Mar 3 2014 09:42 | #rhizo14, assessment, communication, coursera, education, games, gamification, languageLearning, miriadax, videogames, videos, xMOOC
Last week was the last formal week of #rhizo14. Even though we crazy lunatics have taken over Dave's P2PU course site and are continuing the course on our own (for now), life goes on and other MOOCs start and finish. This week was the week I completed the Introduction to Communication Science from the University of Amsterdam, and the course Diseño, Organización y Evaluación de videojuegos
(Some) Secret Badges Revelaved!
Well, Week 4 has begun in the graduate course I am teaching, and it was time to tally up some numbers to see if any secret badges needed to be released and awarded to students in the course. Of the 8 secret badges I designed for this course, four of them have been discovered by students one-quarter of the way through the course! This is actually pretty nifty! So what are the secret badges
The forum is an illusion
Fri, Feb 21 2014 07:00 | #altcred, #rhizo14, Badges, INSDSG, INSDSG619, INSDSG697RM, instructionalDesign, LearnerAnalysis, LearningStyle
Well, last week of #rhizo14 and we're all pondering where to go from here, planning the next steps I guess. Although I am getting the distinct feeling that participants are going through the stages of grief ;-) In any case, the topic of this last week ties into enabling student independence, which was the topic of week 3, except that this week it feels more like kicking the birds out of
Planned obsolence - the end of #rhizo14
The end is nigh! The end is nigh! This is the last week of #Rhizo14. Of course, the end is probably just a beginning, but we'll cross that bridge later on. In any case, the topic for this week is Planned Obsolescence, or as I would frame it: the culminating step of the metamorphosis of our learners from guided to self-guided life-long learners.Dave asks How do we teach ourselves into uselessness?
The medium is the message...
Wed, Feb 12 2014 04:30 | #cck11, #lak11, #rhizo14, cMOOC, curriculum, INSDSG, INSDSG619, MOOC, participation, rhizomatic
The medium is the message...The medium is the curriculum... The community is the medium...The community is the curriculum!Well, we've made it to Week 5 of Rhizomatic Learning, and this week's topic shares it's title with the course itself! The Community is The Curriculum. Odd, to me this would have made a perfect final week (you know every end is a new beginning, circle of life learning
Wrapping up the stupefying book week
This was an eventful week! Snowstorm, followed by several days of coughing, sneezing and all those other lovely wonderful symptoms of winter colds (or whatever it is I have). This has made me fall a little behind on reading the contributions of fellow rhizotravelers, but hopefully I can slowly catch up on my Pocket readings.One of the things I came across this past week was a post by Tellio where
What MOOCs Can Do for the Traditional Online Classroom (Part II)
Sun, Feb 9 2014 06:00 | #altcred, blogs, cMOOC, collaboration, easter egg, instructionalDesign, MOOC, New Media, onlineLearning, social, twitter, xMOOC
Note: An MS Word or PDF version of this can be found here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/205135659/What-MOOCs-can-do-for-the-Traditional-Online-Classroom-Part-II Introduction2014 is upon us! We are now a couple of years from the big MOOC “explosion” in the news, and since we’ve gone to both extremes, too much optimism and too much pessimism, about what MOOCs can and can’t do, it’s now time to
What MOOCs Can Do for the Traditional Online Classroom (Part I)
Note: An MS Word or PDF version of this can be found here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/205134044 IntroductionIt’s been a few years of extreme sentiments around MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses). 2012 was proclaimed the year of the MOOC (Pappano, 2012). 2013 was the year that MOOC criticism was the new trendy or “in” thing (Rees, 2013). Perhaps in 2014 we’ll move away from such dichotomies and
Books making us stupid?
Tue, Feb 4 2014 18:00 | #rhizo14, books, cartoons, cMOOC, dialogue, discourse, information, knowledge, learning, MOOC, popCulture, rhetoricalQ, rhizomatic
Well, we've made it to Week 4 of #rhizo14, a full two-thirds done with this rhizomatic thing. But wait, if rhizomes are all middle with no beginning and end, what does two-thirds actually mean?I guess the topic of the week is the printed medium, and the overall question of "is Books making us stupid?" The question brought up immediately the mental image of Homer Simpson, from the show The Simpsons,
Uncertain thoughts on #rhizo14
Mon, Feb 3 2014 18:00 | #rhizo14, career, cMOOC, epistemology, Jobs, knowledge, MOOC, philosophy, work
So, week 3 is done, week 4 is upon us in #Rhizo14, and the topic for week 4 is undeclared. So, this is a good opportunity to maybe do a summation of last week. However, as I was thinking about this topic I was a bit uncertain on how to proceed. There were many things discussed, and many topics approached in facebook, P2PU and the various blogs. I guess Jenny and I had the same issue