Bloggers get writer’s block too

I recently started another online course about how to teach online. This act usually is followed by more blog posts, as I try to make sense of my learning, but so far this hasn’t happened.   The first week stimulated the usual flurry of enthusiasm and creative thought.  Then I crashed—my creativity dried up and I have found it hard to pay attention to the discussions and assignments and to write about my learning journey.  Something happened that made the topic of online learning more than just a theoretical exercise.…

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Grade Change: Tracking Online Education in the United States, 2013

Grade Change: Tracking Online Education in the United States, 2013:

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“The Babson Survey Research Group has charted the growth of online education annually for more than a decade with support from the Sloan Consortium and other partners. The latest survey, conducted last year, asked chief academic officers at 2,831 colleges and universities about online…

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Ummm…That’s not a School.

I think THIS is a problem.

The linked article covers the story of a “school without teachers.”  According to the story, the school exists as a place for grouped computer-based instruction.  Students must compete for spots and, if they get in, will predominantly spend their days learning to code.…

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Hashtag Seminars

So we’ve been building a new digital humanities tool “Huma Bird Project” and we used it to analyse the #digped hybrid pedagogy chat on twitter

It shows some interesting possibilities for analysis

  1. Do people naturally get locked in to conversations (perhaps @ mentions favour # tweets)?

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The Cuckoo always wins

So we have our xMOOC / cMOOC – tomato / tomato split forming. A schism over beard lengths and the best hat to please god will soon no doubt ensue. Sadly, and it is always sadly these days we can possible consider another way of distinguishing between the two groups.…

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Green, Gold, White

So in the great dictionary battle over what open means, many see MOOCs as being disruptive innovation or some such not only to lecture theatre bricks and mortar but then also to OERs and the general concept of openness. Openess measured as some fraction of ajar and not instead as in permissive or flexible.…

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Sew your wild oats

Aren’t silos evil. Just evil. That whole corn storing thing they do is just so unjust. Personally I advocate storing all corn in my cheeks like an agrarian hamster combine harvester.

Now I don’t need to worry what happens to the silo, and as I long as I don’t cough I’ll be fine…..…

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Items re: multi-screen media — eventually this trend/convergence enables “Learning from the Living [Class] Room”

PayWizard launches first dedicated payment and subscriber management solution for TV and media industry — from PayWizard

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London, 21 February 2013 – PayWizard, specialists in payment and subscription management, has launched the TV and media industry’s first dedicated, end to end payment and subscription solution.…

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