Problems with MOOC research

Originally posted on Jenny Connected:
Like Frances Bell and Roy Williams, I too have listened to Stephen Downes’ recent presentation to a German audience in Tubingen, Germany. Thanks to Matthias Melcher for sharing the link. Digital Research Methodologies Redux  May 26, 2014: Keynote presentation delivered to, Tübingen, Germany The image above is a screenshot. You can access…


Originally posted on Nomad War Machine:
My name is Sarah and I am a MOOCaholic Only joking, well sort of. This post has been brewing for a while and it’s been sparked off again by some discussions in our #rhizo14 Facebook group.  I posted a link to one of Martin Weller’s blog posts and the…

CSEDU, Day 3, Final Keynote, “Digital Age Learning – The Changing Face of Online Education”, (#csedu14 #AdelED @timbuckteeth)

Originally posted on Nick Falkner:
Now, I should warn you all that I’ve been spending time with Steve Wheeler (@timbuckteeth) and we agree on many things, so I’m either going to be in furious agreement with him or I will be in shock because he suddenly reveals himself to be a stern traditionalist who thinks blended…

Thoughts about community as curriculum in #rhizo14

Originally posted on Jenny Connected:
Source of image- (Richard Giblett) The idea of community as curriculum is not new. Etienne Wenger wrote about it in his 1998 book on communities of practice – and since no ideas are truly original, his thinking was probably influenced by prior writers -but nevertheless his book is the most thumbed on…

US bans students from “blacklisted” countries from getting a free education

banning students from some countries and blocking access are another, far more malignant madness Hummus For Thought I’m following a Coursera course entitled “Constitutional Struggles in the Muslim World” and just received a rather odd email. All students from Syria, Sudan, Iran and Cuba will no longer be able to access Coursera. As some of […]