Sat, Apr 9 2016 04:30 | blendedLearning, book, cMOOC, instructionalDesign, MOOC, OCW, OER, PhD, research, review, xMOOC
Chugging along (hey I can see the light at the end of the tunnel!) with my review of Macro-Level Learning through Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs): Strategies and Predictions for the Future, which started some time last year. Today under the microscope is chapter 10, which is titled Redefining the Classroom: Integration of Open and Classroom Learning in Higher Education. The
Thu, Apr 7 2016 04:00 | book, cMOOC, economics, instructionalDesign, MOOC, OCW, OER, PhD, profit, research, review, Sustainability, xMOOC
This morning, while commuting, I was able to read through another chapter in the book titled Macro-Level Learning through Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs): Strategies and Predictions for the Future, which I started back in August of 2015 (or somewhere there about). This time I am reviewing chapter 9, which is titled Deceptive Promises: The Meaning of MOOCs-Hype for Higher Education. The
Are MOOCs the answer?
With the semester (almost) over it's the return of the crankypants reviewer (hmmm... maybe I should get that as a badge and use it for all of my article reviews ;-) ). Anyway, my goal this month is to finish reading the edited collection titled Macro-Level Learning through Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs): Strategies and Predictions for the Future, which I started back in August
Siri, Alexa, Cortana...OK google - show me something to learn!
Mon, Apr 4 2016 02:00 | #NRC01PL, cMOOC, corporate, EdTech, health, HR, instructionalDesign, knowledgeManagement, mobile, MOOC, SCORM, talent, technology, telephony, xAPI
Alright, so here it is, week 6 of NRC01PL. Even though I am technically in the same week as everyone I guess I am still marching to the beat of my own drummer. I wanted to join the live session on Tuesday, but other things intervened. Oh well.The topic of this week is the personal learning assistant. Hence my little callout to the four major virtual assistants (Siri for Apple,
Magically written dissertation...
I have a feeling this might be in my dreams in about 12 months ;-)
Thesis title help
Note to self - save this for my own dissertation title naming ;-)
EDDE 806 - Post V - The final one of the spring 2016 season
Fri, Apr 1 2016 05:00 | dissertation, EDDE801, EDDE802, EDDE804, EDDE806, instructionalDesign, knowledgeManagement, MBA, PhD, reflection, research
A couple of weeks after the last session of 806 for this spring aired I had an opportunity to observe the proceedings from across time and space (aren't recordings grand?). Looking at the (small) crowd that attended the live session maybe I should have attended! Anyway! It does should like next fall, or perhaps next spring once I am formally in 806, there might be a ton of people attending,
Gimme an El! Gimme a Pee! Gimme and Ess and an Ess!
Thu, Mar 31 2016 03:00 | #altcred, #DALMOOC, #NRC01PL, Badges, cMOOC, CoP, MOOC, open learning, PLE, social, SocialMedia, socialPresence
What does that spell? elp-ss-ss ;-) OK...well that sounded more funny in my head...Anyway! Week 5 of NRC01PL (last week! All caught up! yay!) was about Learning Performance Support Systems. My first introduction to LPSS (a brief one at that) was in an instructional design course almost 10 years ago (if my memory works). The funny thing is that we did talk about LPSS (without using
PLE, the Learner, Open Learning, and...Academia
Mon, Mar 28 2016 05:00 | #humanMOOC, #NRC01PL, accessibility, cMOOC, gaming, ideology, instructionalDesign, InstructionalTechnology, lurker, MOOC, open learning, PLE, xMOOC
Moving right along with #NRC01PL - this is a (hopefully) short post on Personal Learning Environments, which was the topic of week 4 of NRC01PL. Maybe this week I can actually catch up to this week's discussion (although twitter has been surprisingly quiet in this cMOOC). In any case, I love discussing PLEs because in order to meaningfully discuss PLEs we need to discuss the context in
The curious case of the cMOOC
Sat, Mar 26 2016 03:30 | #cck11, #change11, #ioe12, #NRC01PL, #rhizo14, #rhizo15, CCK11, cMOOC, content, CoP, curriculum, instructionalDesign, MOOC, openEd, PhD, research, wayfinding, xMOOC
Moving along in NRC01PL, here are some reflections of what was presented in week 3 of the Personal Learning MOOC. It's been rather busy at work, and at Athabasca as I am wrapping up my semester, so I haven't really gelled with anyone else in this cMOOC. I think that the topic would be interesting to discuss in connectivist fashion, but I have not yet (satisfactorily) done any wayfinding.