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 […]
Paul deHaye writes ❝I just finished giving my talk on MOOCs as inventions: opportunities and risks in Goteborg, at the #chals14 meeting. This is a reunion of Swedish universities convened by Jonas Gilbert (Chalmers University Library) to discuss MOOCs. My slides are available here. In the talk, I discussed the idea that MOOCs are social machines put in the hands of professors.❞ Read the […]
Week 3 – Dave Cormier | MOOC Quality Project, 2013 “Are MOOCs the new model of online education for all? Are they fit to democratize education? and above all – what is a good quality MOOC?” The MOOC Quality Project, an initiative of the European Foundation for Quality in E-Learning, tackles the question with a […]
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 […]
Grainne Conbole‘s timeline history of e-learning from learning objects to virtual worlds to MOOCs + discussion for each. Thanks to Stephen Downes‘ OLDaily for the heads up e4innovation.com » Blog Archive » Reviewing the trajectories of e-learning.
Cathy N. Davidson on Coursera’s “The History and Future of (Mostly) Higher Education,” launching Jan 27. How “rhizo friendly” will it be? 10 Things I’ve Learned So Far from Making a Meta-MOOC.
…now we know it’s true because The Chronicle of Higher Education told us so…NO, we always knew that but maybe now the rest of the mooc-gormless but in denial will finally get it…George Siemens Gets Connected.
The title says it all: yes, the corporatization of higher education is a bad thing. Ian Bogost – Educational Hucksterism.
…@DaveCormier’s keynote at University of the South Pacific’s (USP, Fiji) Forum on Learning & Teaching 2013 Learning and Teaching: Video
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 […]