Rhizo16 (planning) has begun...
Fri, Jan 8 2016 07:00 | #rhizo16, instructionalDesign, MOOC, motivation, pedagogy, rhizomatic, rMOOC, SNA
...and along with it the usual cast of characters and their zany antics (picture a 90s cartoon here).The debate and brainstorming currently happening is how to welcome new members in a new MOOC when we've all started developing connections, bonds, and rhizomes together over the past couple of years. Will anonymity work? New Groups? Delete old groups? Tea & Biscuits to welcome new members?
Guilt free break?
I saw this on PhD Comics the other day...Right before New Year's, on Moodle, EDDE 804 opened up and was available to learners...there goes my guild-free break. Now it's time to get a preview of what I need to do for class... The first two assignments are pretty straight forward (it seems). The portfolio assignment is a little more nebulous. A quick google search gives me some ideas
So long 2015! What a "teaching" year!
Well, 2015 is done! Grades are in, courses are complete, and things are in process for next year. Next spring I am not teaching, so I am thinking about cool (and instructive) things I can implement for the course that I am scheduled to teach this summer (intro to instructional design).I won't work too hard on next summer's course just yet, too many other things to consider first. That
The student's year-end-review
Tue, Dec 29 2015 04:30 | cMOOC, dissertation, EDDE804, education, linguistics, MOOC, PhD, reflection, research, SNA, xMOOC
Socrates Badge, by @merryspanielIt's a bit hard to believe, but two years ago - around this time of year - I was scurrying to get my application into Athabasca University to have my application considered for Cohort 7. The deadline for Athabasca's program is at the same time as the deadline for my department (January 15th), so I was trying to make sure that my recommendations were all in order.
MOOCs and the Art Studio
Back for another review of a chapter in the book titled Macro-Level Learning through Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs): Strategies and Predictions for the Future (an IGI global title). This time I am reviewing (a little) chapter 4 and jumping off from there. The chapter title is "PMOOCs and the Art Studio: A Catalyst for Innovation and Change in eLearning Development and Studio
Democratization of Education - How do you define this?
Fri, Dec 18 2015 07:00 | access, cMOOC, definition, discourse, education, equity, linguistics, MOOC, xMOOC
I've been trying to catch up with things I've saved in my Pocket reading list over the course of this past semester, and one of the articles (or blog posts?) came across was about how MOOCs have failed to democratize education, and given that this was one of the fundamental goals of MOOCs this is a problem.I don't think I know where exactly this goal, or rhetoric, about democratizing education came
Professional Learning through MOOCs
Wed, Dec 16 2015 05:30 | articles, cMOOC, MOOC, ProfDev, research, review, workplace learning, xMOOC
Back for another review of a chapter in the book titled Macro-Level Learning through Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs): Strategies and Predictions for the Future (an IGI global title). This time I am reviewing (a little) chapter 3 and jumping off from there. The chapter title is "Professional Learning through MOOCs?: A Trans-Disciplinary Framework for Building Knowledge, Inquiry,
Quality of MOOCs?
Sun, Dec 13 2015 04:30 | cMOOC, Evaluation, MOOC, OER, quality, qualitymatters, research, review, xMOOC
Continuing on with the review of articles in the book titled Macro-Level Learning through Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs): Strategies and Predictions for the Future today I have a chapter dealing with quality of MOOCsChapter 2 is titled Quality Assurance for Massive Open Access Online Courses: Building on the Old to Create Something New. The abstract tells us:Institutional
Academic Trading Cards
I came across this in PhD comics the other day:I am sure that the concept isn't novel - I've been trying to get my friends and colleagues to do something like this for a few years now...to no avail. ;-) I wonder if anyone in the AU EDDE cohorts wants to try something like this. Or, maybe, a Magic the gathering type of card game with academics. If you draw the George Siemens
Who's a teacher?
With the semester over, and the brain working on momentum, I've decided to capitalize on the spare brain-power, and time, to finally read a book that I agreed to write a review for back in the summer (yeah, I know - a tad bit late...). The book is a collection of articles titled Macro-Level Learning through Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs): Strategies and Predictions for the Future (an IGI