Open Letter to a MOOC dropout

As mentioned in a previous post, several colleagues joined me in the Coursera/University of Toronto course, “Aboriginal Worldviews and Education” back in February and March. (an excellent course by the way – fodder for another post) Our cohort tried to get together online and by teleconference for a weekly discussion.…

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The Past isn’t Past: MOOCs and Books

The Past isn’t Past: MOOCs and Books:

…and email isn’t dead yet either. Between avalanches, tsunamis, revolution, attacks of what Jonathon Rees at More or Less Bunk calls the Freid-bot (and others, just a tool), and garden variety disruptions, there’s been rather a lot of disaster rhetoric.…

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This isn’t summer camp

…doesn’t look much like MOOC Madness either but is central, at ;east to my perspective and that of the many without reliable. affordable high speed access. The assumption that goes with most ed tech ventures either presumes everyone has it or willfully ignores the reality that they do not.

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Digital Apocalypse

Jim Groom opened kicked down a door at the end of 2010.  DS106 was the apo kalupsis which tore away the veil that had concealed the sumptuously rich, and often darkly funny nature of digital storytelling from my perception.  Prior to yanking the covering from my eyes, video documentary was all I could imagine when I heard the term.  Lost as I was amid the ’80′s pop-culture references in the course, and even though I had to drop active participation after a few weeks, I still caught the ds106 virus badly enough to forever inoculate me against any concept of boundaries to digital stories.…

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the challenge of participating with limited access

Access on dial-up in a learning community that assumes high speed connectivity, whether home or institutional, continues to be a major challenge pursuing multiple moocs, whether concurrent or serial. Verb choice and ‘why’ can wait as topics. Now is first aid time for a prematurely published post (email glitch, sending instead of saving, which also goes to another mooc-related area, keeping the damn tools and their protocols straight

Accessing /consuming course materials is the first challenge ~ and an ongoing.…

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Analyzing MOOCs – A SWOT Analysis

Reblogged from Andrew Spinner:

One of my many roles at @Understoodit includes conducting onging analysis and research of education technology tools and trends.  One of the most interesting and heavily discussed areas relates to what is known as Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOC for short.

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Three Big Changes Ahead for Higher Education

Reblogged from online learning insights:

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“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”  Albert Einstein

A change of thinking is almost obligatory when considering the future of Higher Education.

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Personal Learning Networks

 

PLN’s may not be joined at the hip for life to MOOCs (it may even be possible to partake of one without the other) …but feels like it at times. Here, Pinterest throws its cyber hat into the PLN ring.…

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Why MOOC? (a series)

Extending the reach and scope of public education is one answer. Let’s do more of these. Got suggestions?

via Stephen Downes, Let’s Make Some Art, Dammit: Homeschooling for Poor PeopleFull sized poster: http://t.co/ULpbQ0nr

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