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 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,
The perils of external rewards
Mon, Jul 28 2014 11:42 | #altcred, certification, cMOOC, coursera, edx, engagement, foursquare, futurelearn, MOOC, motivation, Open2Study, rewards, udacity, xMOOC
A couple of years ago I was working on hashing out this idea of Academic Check-ins. Think of it as Foursquare meets informal learning meets campus engagement meets alternative credentialing. A paper came out of that brainstorming with a proposal of what such a system might look like. While working on hashing out some ideas I wanted to dive deeper into this concept of motivation, both internal
Two Future Learn courses down - some initial thoughts on the design and the platform
Thu, May 1 2014 19:00 | cMOOC, corpusLinguistics, futurelearn, linguistics, LMS, MOOC, psychology, xMOOC
This spring semester seemed to be the spring semester for experimentation (then again, there is almost no bad time for experimentation). I decided, among other things, to really give FutureLearn a try. FutureLearn is still in Beta, so I guess I haven't missed a lot yet, but one of the things that I think is really important when evaluating a course design, or even a platform, is picking
Here come the lurkers!
Tue, Mar 11 2014 10:46 | #rhizo14, cMOOC, corpusLinguistics, engagement, futurelearn, instructionalDesign, lurker, MOOC, participation, PLENK
Well, It's week 9 of Rhizo14 (or week 3 of the after party of rhizo14, depending on how you look at it.) Last week we had a discussion on de-mobing teachers (I guess enabling teachers to not teach to the test?). To be honest I lurked a bit last week on facebook since the day job, the other work obligations, the DML conference (which was awesome!) and subsequent weekend food poisoning
FutureLearn Corpus Linguistics course - first thoughts
Fri, Jan 31 2014 11:46 | #altcred, #edcmooc, #rhizo14, apling629, Badges, cMOOC, corpusLinguistics, coursera, futurelearn, linguistics, metaMOOC, MOOC, VLC, vygotsky, xMOOC, ZPD
Check, check. Is this thing on?Linguistics isn't generally considered a topic, like one of those sexy STEM courses, that everyone talks about when they talk about degrees and fields to study for job related purposes. For this reason we haven't seen a lot of linguistics related MOOCs. Last year we had the Virtual Linguistics Campus offer three MOOCs using their own approach to teaching MOOCs which
Udacity a lousy product? Perhaps...perhaps not...it depends.
Wed, Jan 8 2014 17:00 | #cck11, #edcmooc, cMOOC, coursera, futurelearn, instructionalDesign, InstructionalTechnology, MOOC, p2pu, udacity, UIDesign, xMOOC
Just before the spring semester starts and I start getting really busy with the day-job, teaching my class, working on a couple of conference presentations and working on the FutureLearn course on Corpus Linguistcs, and P2PU course with Dave Cormier, I thought I should really jump into a couple of Udacity course offerings to give the platform a real try out. In years past I stayed away, as a learner,
2013 MOOC Learnings
Fri, Dec 20 2013 10:43 | #altcred, #oldsmooc, #OpenBadgesMOOC, cMOOC, coursera, edx, engagement, futurelearn, MOOC, pMOOC, udacity, VLC, xMOOC
Apple's Clarus the cowdog;and his "moof" 'barkWell, it's the end of 2013 and it's been a MOOC-kinda year, so before I head off for a small break (which is probably going to involve a lot of MOOCing), I thought I should write a summative post for my year's exploits in MOOCs.2013, other than it being the year of the Anti-MOOC (according to some) was really the year of the xMOOC for me. I participated