Getting beyond rigor
Sun, May 8 2016 02:00 | academia, Badges, INSDSG601, instructionalDesign, pondering, rhizomatic, rigor, teaching
The other day I got access to my summer course on Blackboard. With just under 25 days left to go until the start of courses, it's time to look at my old syllabus (from last summer), see what sorts of innovations my colleague (Rebecca) has in her version of the course, and decide how to update my own course. I had some ideas last summer, but since then the course has actually received an
It's been a few weeks since I wrote anything about the NRC01PL cMOOC that was running last month, and that I caught up a bit on and wrote a few posts about. The final week of the course was labelled applications and extension, but I didn't see any content for the course posted. Not that one necessarily needs content (I think the Rhizo MOOCs showed that), however you do need something.This
Looking ahead to dissertation defense...
A little funny-Friday stuff here. This comic was shared by a cohort-mate this week. It provided some good levity while we wait for grades for EDDE 804. That said... I do wonder how one can go on the offensive in a Distance Education context where the dissertation is defended via Adobe Connect...
What MOOCs can do for the traditional classroom
Back at the tail end of 2013 I had written a two part article, which I aimed to pitch to Learning Solutions Magazine. However, if memory serves me correct, the MOOC craze had been waining a bit, and corporate MOOCs weren't really talked much about; even today I would argue that corporate MOOCs are a non-starter - many seem to confuse and conflate a MOOC with self-paced eLearning.In any case, due to
OLC - Dual Layer MOOCs
Fri, Apr 22 2016 04:30 | #OLCinnovate, #vconnecting, assessment, cMOOC, Conference, Google, MOOC, xMOOC, youtube
Here is the recording of the live session I was in where Matt Crosslin talked about the dual layer MOOC design. I still question the notion of assessments in MOOCs :-)
Missing...but not missing OLC this year
Thu, Apr 21 2016 09:53 | #et4online, #OLCinnovate, #vconnecting, Conference, OLC, SocialMedia, synchronous conferencing, twitter, virtual
For as long as I can remember (well...for the last 10 years anyway) I've been able to participate in at least 2 our of 3 virtual conferences that the OLC (formerly Sloan-C) put on. I've never been able to attend in person (for a variety of reasons), but I've always liked to have the ability to participate, even remotely. I am often on twitter during the live sessions tweeting away with
wrapping up this MOOC book...
Finally! I've made it to the end of the book! It only took me nine months to do so (a couple of chapters each month?) but it's finally done! This will be my final review of chapters in Macro-Level Learning through Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs): Strategies and Predictions for the Future. I was going to write two separate blog posts about this, one for each chapter,
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