MOOC Completion...according to whom?
Wed, Jan 22 2020 12:22 | accomplishment, Badges, cMOOC, completion, coursera, CV, defunct, documentation, edx, futurelearn, learning, MOOC, Open2Study, xMOOX
The other day I had an interesting (but brief exchange) with Kelvin Bentley on twitter about MOOC completion. This isn't really a topic that I come back to often, given that completion-rates for MOOCs, as a topic, seems to have kind of died down, but it is fun to come back to it. To my knowledge, no one has come up with some sort of taxonomy of the different degrees of completion of a MOOC†.But
A decade in review...onward to 2020!
Wed, Jan 1 2020 16:57 | #altcred, #vconnecting, AR, athabasca, Badges, cMOOC, Educause, elgg, MOOC, Ning, NMC, QR, RSS, social networks, xMOOC
I didn't quite expect this, but it seems like everywhere you turn you see "a decade in review" news stories (radio and TV), "the internet" (in general) and blog posts, twitter threads, and Instagram stories (more specifically). I hadn't really thought about doing one of these posts, but what the hay, why not join in? 😜 . The last decade has certainly been eventful. I kicked off the
Brief notes on CC-Licensing, Copyright, and Greece
Disclaimer/Heads-up: This is a short post connected to my work on the Creative Commons Workshop (aka “mini book report” or “homework”). It’s not meant to be an exhaustive copyright analysis, nor legal advice. Reader discretion is advised. Oh yes - this is also licensed under CC-BY 4.0 😃For this final post for CC-Cert will look briefly at Greece, specifically with regard to Copyright
A learning circle, and CC-licensed handbook, for program admins
This blogpost is connected to my participation in this fall’s Creative Commons Certification course. The track that I picked was the educator track, but I’ll deviate a bit from the traditional educator track♦ and put on the hat of a college administrator♥. In my day job, I am the main administrative person for an online master’s program. To borrow a phrase - the “Soup to Nuts” guy
Formal education and social capital
Tue, Sep 24 2019 13:47 | curriculum, distanceLearning, eLearning, learning, social networks, socialCapital, university
You don't go to Harvard for the Education. You go to Harvard for the Connections!- someone from my past (I don't remember who).The other day a long-distance friend and colleague posted an interesting blog post pondering (or positing?) that Social and Cultural capital are the main problem in online education. A very engaging twitter thread and discussion ensued (which I am having trouble locating at
A look back at this summer's PD - Part I: Conferences
Summer is usually the time for some professional development, after all during the academic year things are going at such a fast and furious pace that it doesn't leave much time (let alone brain/mind-space) to undertake much professional development. This summer (because of "factors") professional development was not as easy going as it has been the past few years, so I needed to pick a
Hey! This isn't what I signed up for!
In my last blog post I was responding to the academy that isn't - or, perhaps, as some comments indicated, the academy that never actually was. This past week I was at MIT's LINC conference. It was a good opportunity to attend (since it was local), listen into some interesting panel discussions, and meet some folks from all over the world doing interesting things. It was also a good
This is not the academy you are looking for...
Have PhD...(source)George Station had posted this article titled "The academy I dreamed of for 20 years no longer exists, and I am waking up" with the lead in of: Ellen Kirkpatrick has yearned for an academic career for many years. But 18 months after finally earning her doctorate, she is no longer sure she wants to remain in a sector defined by precarity, exploitation – and ‘quit lit’ George
Learning and Certification - thoughts inspired by CC Cert
Over the few weeks and interesting discussion has been taking place over the Creative Commons Open Platform mailing list. The Creative Commons group has created, and is now offering, CC certification. The certification consists of a 10-week online course with a traditional number of students in the cohort (around 20), and there is a cost associated with it ($500). I'll be honest, when I saw the
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