Putty. Putty. Putty.
Green Putty – Grutty Peen.
Grarmpitutty – Morning!
Pridsummer – Grorning Utty!
Not even a particularly
Nice shade of green.
As I lick my armpit and shall agree,
That this putty is very well green.
When will people stop applying the Gartner Hype Cycle to MOOCs? Wednesday’s announcement of the new ASU/edX partnership, the Global Freshman Academy (#CollegeMyWay), is the freshest coat of lipstick on the acronym. I won’t get into the details or various criticisms (George Siemens and Jonathan Rees do a stupendous job as always, as does John Warner over at Inside Higher Ed), but suffice it to say, charging more than a community college to take online courses designed for didactic learners or adult learners fails to engage the stated visions of both ASU and edX.…
|Mr. Fredericks, the technologist behind the vision and development of LectureMaker’s Cross-Domain eLearning Video Platform, moderates a lecture – with standing room only – on the Stanford campus from speakers on the topic of reinventing the business of education.|
I continue to think about opening up my course – MSLOC 430 – on enterprise social networks and knowledge sharing and am in the process of tweaking the course topics I cover and the general flow of the course.
My current back-of-the-blog-post thinking is to craft some new, open activities in the second half of the course in which we facilitate a set of conversations about one or two key questions: How do we lead (as formal leaders or informal change agents) within fully connected enterprises?…
Today’s Chronicle of Higher Education features an article by Steve Kolowich about the potential impact of the Udacity/Georgia Tech/AT&T online master’s program on the future cost of higher education:
The program, which started last winter, pairs MOOC-like course videos and assessments with a support system of course assistants who work directly with students.
The din of the MOOC world continues unabated, vacillating between the MOOC continuing its march toward Valhalla and the MOOC as a dying revolution in need of last rites. The multiple personality disorder of MOOC coverage is most evident in last week’s tech-business articles about MOOC company Udaicty.…
One of the earliest problems with the MOOC phenomenon was discord: on one side there were distance/online education scholars devoted to digital learning as a transformative opportunity, on the other AI and Machine Learning mavens (whose models focused on the Tech side of EdTech) who were largely unaware of existing methods and progress and saw EdTech as a mechanism of convenience/ease/economy. …
Boston Indicators Project which I wrote about in an article on the Mapping for Justice blog.…