elearnspace › Innovation in open online courses

In a few weeks, our edX course Data, Analytics, and Learning #DALMOOC  will start. We (Carolyn Rose, Dragan Gasevic, Ryan Baker, and I) have spent the last several months thinking through the course structure and format. This is a short overview of the innovations that we want to explore during the course. The innovations build […]

Multilitteratus Incognitus: What MOOCs Can Do for the Traditional Online Classroom (Part II)

A practical look at what MOOCs can contribute to traditional online models. If you don’t like the model, look at this as making lemonade… Note: An MS Word or PDF version of this can be found here:  http://www.scribd.com/doc/205135659/What-MOOCs-can-do-for-the-Traditional-Online-Classroom-Part-II  2014 is upon us! We are now a couple of years from the big MOOC “explosion” in […]

The Downes Prize 2013 ~ Stephen’s Web

For the best and most current writing about online learning you might not have read if you depend on ed org agitprop and higher ed press and mainstream media, check out The Downes Prize and honorable mentions: candidates for election first appear in OLDaily — short for Stephen Downes’ Online Learning Daily — over the […]

#MOOCs need to go back to their (airy fairy) roots

…overview, analysis and comparison of MOOC models, education theories, and learning in the time of internet. …They were supposed to be educational communities, not hypertextbooks…There’s a dirty little secret at the heart of education: We don’t really know what learning is, how people best do it, or how to measure it. This article arises from […]

A Day of #MOOC/ification

…tagged #moocmooc, advance billed as a MOOCathon, this is also my encounter, experience, happening, primary activity for today ~ a virtual day trip. Consider this a “wish you were here” postcard from along the way…and something along the lines of an “out to lunch” sign hung on the door. I’m checking feeds and mail and […]

Laptop U Has the future of college moved online?

I can’t remember where all I shared this already but the article, more than a little unnerving, made quite an impression on me…the way a well told cautionary tale might. Don’t miss this exploration of MOOCs and elite schools. But note well, this (and not education) is what the elite universities sell: “At twenty, at Dartmouth, maybe, you’ re […]

Good MOOC Conference, Bad MOOC Legislation ~ Remaking the University

Chris Newfield on proposed California e-learning legislation: recapping the current flurry of online legislation in Sacramento (h/t Berkeley Faculty Association) ~ followed by Jenna Joo on a recent conference: The conference held a total of six panel discussions where speakers from a variety of backgrounds.  Scholars, educational media developers, students, and commercial employers came together to […]