A way to visualize MOOC students...
Fri, Jan 29 2016 04:30 | #DALMOOC, #rhizo16, Analytics, cMOOC, coursera, EDDE804, education, edx, Employment, futurelearn, instructionalDesign, Learning Analytics, MOOC, motivation, PhD, review, rMOOC, xMOOC
Even though this semester is relatively calm, compared to last semester, I still find myself not writing as much as I think I would like. I've set aside, temporarily, the book I was meant to have finished reviewing last October, on MOOCs, until the semester ends and I can focus on them a little more. One reason for the refocus of energies is EDDE 804. We are focusing on leadership in education,
First attempt at recording lectures...
I feel like this took forever to do, but it's finally done!Last November we had a guest lecturer, Dr. Bessie Dendrinos, from the National and Kapodistrian Univerity of Athens, come speak to us on the subject of "Global Economy and the Urgent Need for Languages: American and European responses to foreign language learning exigency". I recorded the video on a FlipCam (remember those?) and edited
On prepping for a dissertation
Fri, Jan 22 2016 14:06 | #remixthediss, dissertation, EDDE804, EDDE806, MBA, PhD, Presentation, reflection, seminar
I must be the only weirdo who inquires about "taking" a seminar before the 'logical' or programmed sequence of the seminar. That said, for my doctoral program the final seminar (EDDE 806) is actually open to all EdD students (and alumni) so I have been on-and-off in this seminar since I started two years ago. When I was in 801 it was easier to attend, so I probably attended 3-4 sessions.
Why we collaborate
In a MOOC a long time ago, in an internet far, far, away, a rag-tag team of starry eyed researchers got together to research about MOOCs (hey, I've got to setup an interesting getting together story, otherwise how are we going to get a movie deal? ;-) ).All joking aside, back in 2011 the 3rd MOOC I participated in was a MOOC organized by Inge de Waard called mobiMOOC. I participated as a member,
Assessment in MOOCs
Mon, Jan 18 2016 07:30 | APLING, articles, assessment, book, cMOOC, lurker, mobiMOOC, MOOC, PhD, research, review, xMOOC
The more I read chapter in Macro-Level Learning through Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs): Strategies and Predictions for the Future, the more I am starting to feel like Anton Ego from the animated movie Ratatouille ;-) It's not that I am aiming to write harsh reviews of the stuff I read, but I kind of feel like the anticipation I have for reading some published things about MOOCs just
eLearning, ePedagogy, MOOC MOOC!
Huzzah! Half-way through Macro-Level Learning through Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs): Strategies and Predictions for the Future! This time I am reviewing chapter 6, which is titled Learning Theories: ePedagogical Strategies for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in Higher Education. The abstract is as follows:This chapter reviews various learning theories about e-pedagogical
Internationalizing social work via MOOCs
First week of the new semester! Last semester, with everything going on I decided to put off reviewing a book I told people I'd review, but for this semester I think I'll just forget ahead and get this done. So, 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
Assessing the process or the product?
Tue, Jan 12 2016 04:00 | assessment, INSDSG601, INSDSG690, instructionalDesign, open teaching, teaching
The other day I came across a post on ProfHacker written by Maha B. where she talked a bit about her own teaching experiences and whether one assesses the process of learning or the product of learning. I was thinking about this question in light of my own experiences as a learner, as a designer, and as an instructor who now has had experiences in introductory courses, capstone courses, and intermediate
MOOCs, facilitation, and sustainability
Sun, Jan 10 2016 03:30 | #humanMOOC, #rhizo16, cMOOC, facilitation, instruction, learning, lifelong, MOOC, PhD, rMOOC, support, Sustainability, xMOOC
Just before my Athabasca semester starts I am trying to make headway in my Pocket 'to read' collection :-). I had bookmarked this post by David Hopkins a while back where he asks for information about facilitation in MOOCs, and to some extent this runs into sustainability - something we briefly talked about in 2012 at UMass Boston when we hosted the MOOC sustainability symposium.In any case,
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?