The open course on MobiMOOC 2012 has kicked off and conversations are proceeding in that chaotic, highly energetic way that they seems about right for such a lively mix of people. I love the energy and the experimentation that I see there. Some of the more accessible discussions seem to be around assessment and so I thought I would post my reflections on that topic here and marvel at a few of the other threads that remind me of how diverse MOOCs can actually be.
Open Badges and Experimenting with Assessment
The most interactive thread so far seems to be around assessment of MOOCs (which is essentially a meta-discussion on the structure of the course itself rather than specifically geared towards mobile learning). There is a healthy debate going on discussing the role of assessment in open learning and in MOOCs in particular, whether assessment is needed at all, what the practical applications of assessment are, etc. A healthy and encouraging dialogue with people from all walks of life coming together around a shared curiosity or affinity (mobile learning).
Via Kenneth Doucet