2014: The Year of MOOC Click Bait

The University of Pennsylvania invited several hundred education reporters to a seminar on MOOCs. The school expected 15 to 20 enrollees from media outlets, but as of the catering deadline, only four responded. So the group cancelled the event.

This is the premise under which the Chronicle of Higher Education provided the click-bait headline “2014: The Year the Media Stopped Caring About MOOCs?” The article, written by Steve Kolowich, is only a few hundred words and notes that discussion of the MOOC in mainstream media has not waned…meaning the article headline poses a provocative question that the text of the article not only fails to support but rather disputes.…

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What Did I Learn Today? (#OSSEMOOC)

I have been drafting my “big learning” evidence from my time at #OTRK12 and #Gafesummit for about a week now and in the interim I have learned so much more! I have struggled with trying to decide if I should write the “big” connected piece or start fresh and  simply go with “What I Learned Today” as part of the OSSEMOOC 30 Days of Blogging Challenge. Well, I learned something very easy and pretty cool today , and possibly nothing “new” to many of you, but I am going to share “what I learned today”.…

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2014 Ship Season is Underway!

Despite the fact that I am surrounded by snowbanks and the temperatures are quite cold, the 2014 shipping season is officially underway! I haven’t has the opportunity to have my first ship sighting of the 2014 season, but thanx to Twitter and my PLN, I have seen quite a few ships, from a distance, so far this season.…

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Stacey Wallwin 2014-04-14 13:17:29

I came across this quote and it really resonated with me. Think back to how you go where you are today….

Never underestimate what you can achieve. Hard work, determination, resilience, dedication, passion and “grit” will take you farther than you ever imagined.…

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New Resources

A week ago I had the opportunity to travel over 2100km to attend two fantastic education conferences back to back in Ontario. It was exhausting but exhilarating at the same time!

The On the Rise K-12 (#OTRK12) was an opportunity for me to not only meet by #eLC #PLN face to face but it provided the opportunity to  continue to learn more about the virtual learning environment (vLE) and the tools that enhance it and the direction and implementation of blended learning in different boards across Ontario.…

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The Struggle to Define Our Jargon – Excerpts from MOOC Research

Note: I will use this space over the next month to share excerpts from my dissertation The Evolution & Impact of the Massive Open Online Course. The research was a Delphi study bringing together 20 MOOC experts to discuss the MOOC in educational, political, and sociocultural terms (slides from the oral presentation can be seen here).

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Technology Integration, ELA Common Core, and UDL (Universal Design For Learning)

Common Core state standards clearly outline the knowledge and skills students need to be Career and College Ready as readers, writers, researchers, presenters, and thinkers. The challenge for teachers and administrators is how to support all students to meet the level of rigor and depth of knowledge outlined in the Common Core standards.…

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Assembly Line Learning – Excerpts from MOOC Research

Note: I will use this space over the next month to share excerpts from my dissertation The Evolution & Impact of the Massive Open Online Course. The research was a Delphi study bringing together 20 MOOC experts to discuss the MOOC in educational, political, and sociocultural terms (slides from the oral presentation can be seen here).

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MOOC Hype & Hesitance – Excerpts from MOOC Research

Note: I will use this space over the next month to share excerpts from my dissertation The Evolution & Impact of the Massive Open Online Course. The research was a Delphi study bringing together 20 MOOC experts to discuss the MOOC in educational, political, and sociocultural terms (slides from the oral presentation can be seen here).

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