2019: The year MOOC platforms start to die? Adieu Open2Study
Closure screen on Open2StudyLast night, while browsing through my Reddit subscriptions, I noticed on one of the EdTech Reddits that Open2Study is now closed, and that the site redirects to Open Universities Australia (which was the parent entity). I was a little in disbelief, but since I had not visited O2S in a while I thought I'd check it out with my own two eyes. Lo and behold, the
EL30 - Agency (Week 9)
The last week of EL30 was on the topic of Agency. The video chat was quite interesting to watch but the topic of agency wasn't as big as I thought it would be (maybe time to rewatch? It's been a few weeks since I watched it). The conversation started off with some interesting examples of community agency, but it seems to have gone beyond that. I have taken some snippets of the conversation
El30 - Experience (Week 8)
Well, the penultimate topic for EL30 is on the subject of experience. I wasn't quite sure, when I started watching that week's recorded chat, what I would get from the week, but unsurprisngly I had a few "AHA!!!" moments.From the course page: "It is a truism that we learn from experience, and yet creating a role for experience in learning has been one of the most difficult problems in education.
El30 - Community (Week 7)
Continuing on with my quest to experience the remainder of el30 before work begins again, today I'll write a bit about my thoughts about the topic of Week 7 which was community.From the course page for the week:"The traditional concept of community was built on sameness, on collections of people from the same family, speaking the same language, living in the same place, believing the same things.
Electronic Resources El30 (Week 5)
Time-vortex initiated... loading Week 5 of EL30 ;-)eL30's topic in Week 5 was all about resources, and specifically OER. This is a fun topic to return to from time to time to discuss, especially now given that my state seems to have taken it a step further by having a Massachusetts Open Education initiative which my university is promoting. There were a few things that came up as interesting
eLearning and Identity
Thu, Dec 20 2018 09:00 | #el30, bilingual, cMOOC, higherEd, identity, MOOC, publishing, research, vconnecting
A week or so ago...well...maybe two weeks by now♣, the topic of eLearning 3.0 was identity, and the video guest of the week was Maha Bali. I finally managed to view all of it, even though it was in 10 minute increments. My Pocket's save-for-later is getting rather lengthy now that I am saving articles on the daily to read at some other future time. This time of the semester is rather busy,
Self-Control still difficult!
Attempt at witty title probably failed :-)I guess I am a little rusty with creating meaningful blog titles since I have not been blogging frequently recently. Oh well. I will get back into the swing of things once I finish my EdD...or not... ;-)In any case, I am catching up with #el30, more specifically last week's guest Ben Werdmuller (see recording here). Interesting fun fact - Ben is
Post-it found! the low-tech side of eLearning 3.0 ;-)
Greetings fellow three-point-oh'ers(or is it just fellow eLearners?)This past week in eLearning 3.0 (Week 2, aka 'the cloud'). This week's guest was Tony Hirsch, and what was discussed was the cloud, and specifically Docker. Before I get into my (riveting) thoughts on the cloud, let me go back to Week 0 (two weeks ago) and reflect a little on the thoughts I jotted down on my retrieved post-it
eLearning 3.0: How do I show my expertise?
With my dissertation proposal in the hands of my committee and off for review, I thought I'd participate in a MOOC while I wait to hear back. Yes, I do have some articles that have piled up (which may be of use to my dissertation), but I thought I'd be a little more social (lurk a little, post a little). The funny thing is that as soon as I lamented the lack of cMOOCs...there it was, eLearning
Bat-signal for an External Committee Member!
Well, my proposal (basically half my dissertation) is off to the internal members of my committee. Many thanks go to the help of my doctoral supervisors who've asked a lot of questions of my previous drafts and helped me refine my writing :-)Now the next step (assuming the committee likes my submitted draft) is to both find an external reviewer for this, and also defend it so that I can move onto the