Project Lessons Learned – Iteration 1 of the SJSU/Udacity Pilot

A research-based report of the results of SJSU’s Spring 2013 pilot of lower-level mathematics courses offered via Massive Open Online Course platform (though I do like the term Augmented Online Learning Environment, or AOLE) has arrived — or at least a preliminary version.…

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Datapalooza = Yelp.gov?

This is a response to President Obama’s recent initiative regarding higher education costs, value and affordability, but I will start by talking about Yelp.

I don’t like Yelp.  I’m not as disestablishmentarian as Jaron Lanier (defining Wisdom of the Crowd as Mob Mentality), but I understand that multiple variables color the aggregation system on a company’s reviews, expertise perhaps one variable, perhaps not.…

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Defining Edu Terms & MOOC Simulacra

At the heart of the Open Education Resources movement (and the Open movement in general) is the notion that education is a public good.  The progression to such sentiment may be based in a notion that an educated citizenry betters democracy and civic life (folks like John Locke and Thomas Jefferson), or that knowledge and wisdom are non-rivalrous and non-excludable (Econ 101), or that the increase and diffusion of knowledge stimulates societal and cultural growth (James Smithson, John Quincy Adams).…

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MOOCs and humanities, revisited

In the last post I discussed how I have come to learn about the different kinds of MOOCs through my participation in etmooc. I also said that through learning about a new kind of MOOC, the cMOOC or “network-based” MOOC, I was reconsidering my earlier concerns with MOOCs.

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Rhizomatic Learning, MOOCs, Libraries and Open Access

Of the many interesting points that were made today in Dave Cormier’s Rhizomatic Learning webinar, one particularly resonated with me.  With MOOCs we need to be very much aware of content ownership. As MOOC participants come from all around the globe, all resources used within the MOOC need to be freely available.…

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learning 4 lyfe!

I’ve sifted through bits and pieces of the #etmooc universe, sporadically over the last couple of days. I managed to miss all of the synchronous sessions this week – but next week I will fully jack in to the flow of the #etmooc learning network.…

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#oped12 «…Sulle spalle di giganti»

[…] C’ è un valore in una borsa di studio aperta? Se sì, chi ne è il destinatario: lo studente, l’educatore, l’università?

È questo, in estrema sintesi, il quesito della decima settimana di oped12 al quale mi propongo di rispondere, ponendo l’accento sul processo attraverso il quale sono giunta all’elaborazione della mia risposta.…

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