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George Siemens responds to Carol Edwards's critique of her experience with Coursera/Udacity style MOOCs (linked in the post) with reasons why connectivist MOOCs cannot be measured by the same metrics.  This reminded me of one of the Change MOOC sessions which caught my attention to the extent that I listened to it twice, so I left a comment referring to the Rich DeMillo, Ashwin Ram & Mike McCracken talk on Social Networks, Learning Communities and Web Science. My hopefully not too simplistic take-away from the talk and PDF http://gtmooc.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/web-concepts.pdf is that the way institutions see “the value points of a hierarchical controlled system” is normally in terms of bell curves; whereas more valid insights might be gained from measuring connectivist learning in terms of power laws, which produce long tail curves, the implications of which were pointed out in the talk. - Originally I Scooped this at Multiliteracies because of implications for analytics of work through social media, but obviously, this is relevant especially to analyzing MOOCs

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Half an Hour: Future Learning Interview

Half an Hour: Future Learning Interview | EduMOOC | Scoop.it

Says "To my mind there is no evidence that attending a 4-year college or university is a necessary condition for obtaining the degree of expertise indicated by a degree," among other things

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Good MOOC's, Bad MOOC's - Brainstorm - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Good MOOC's, Bad MOOC's - Brainstorm - The Chronicle of Higher Education | EduMOOC | Scoop.it

Here's the Good MOOC / Bad MOOC dichotomy that Lisa Lane was reacting to when she proposed her triad characterization of MOOCs here http://lisahistory.net/wordpress/2012/08/three-kinds-of-moocs/ (network-based, task-based, content-based). I also like this take from George Siemens http://vancestevens.tumblr.com/post/31045040522/from-the-slideshare-presentation-designing ;

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Designing and Running a MOOC

George Siemens gave this presentation at the University of South Africa (Pretoria)... rescooped thanks to Ana Cristina Pratas who joins us in conversation in Bb / Elluminate this Sunday Sept 9 at 1400 GMT. All are welcome to join in http://learning2gether.pbworks.com/w/page/32206114/volunteersneeded#SundaySeptembernbsp92012AnaCristinaPratasCuration ;


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The MOOC-Led Meritocracy - The Conversation - The Chronicle of Higher Education

The MOOC-Led Meritocracy - The Conversation - The Chronicle of Higher Education | EduMOOC | Scoop.it

A reasoned critique pointing out down sides to MOOCs and open course endeavors in general

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The March of the MOOCs: Monstrous Open Online Courses | Open Education | HYBRID PEDAGOGY

The March of the MOOCs: Monstrous Open Online Courses | Open Education | HYBRID PEDAGOGY | EduMOOC | Scoop.it

Hybrid Pedagogy is an academic and networked journal of teaching and technology that combines the strands of critical and digital pedagogy to arrive at the best social and civil uses of technology and digital media in education. So here's a post about MOOC MOOC, a MOOC about MOOCs.  Thanks to Vanessa Vaille for letting Webheads know.

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20 questions (and answers) about MOOCs

20 questions (and answers) about MOOCs | EduMOOC | Scoop.it

Like many, Dave Cormier raises questions about MOOCs, but when he has answers, it's worth a rescoop :-)


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The Current State Of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) | Edudemic

The Current State Of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) | Edudemic | EduMOOC | Scoop.it

This is the post: "Technology is paving a new way for more students to connect with some of the best teachers on the planet. From Stanford to MIT to Harvard and beyond, there are massive open online courses sprouting up everywhere. It’s never been easier to take a course (or even get a whole darn degree) online.

But the newest move is toward MOOCs and it’s setting the edtech world aflame. In a good way. There are now news outlets and other organizations paying attention to what online strategy some schools are adopting and it’s increasing awareness of the hard work I know Edudemic readers do everyday. So what’s the current state of MOOCs (this infographic from Online Colleges should help) and, more importantly, does anyone else hate that acronym as much I do?" (Personally I prefer Jeff Lebow's COOL - anyway, the meat in this post is in the infographic) - Thanks to Shelly Terrell for her post on Facebook.

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Virtual Schooling MOOC - home

Virtual Schooling MOOC - home | EduMOOC | Scoop.it

This massive online open course (MOOC) provides a broad overview of the field of K-12 online learning, specifically what is currently known based on the research that has been conducted in the field. The main goal of this course is to give you a broad grounding in the research related to the field of K-12 online learning.

Thanks to Mary Rearick for her post on Facebook

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EduMOOC Gradcast - August 17, 2011

Participants: Vance Stevens, Lisa M Lane, Alison Snieckus, Osvaldo Rodriguez, Rowan Fairgrove, & Jeff Lebow (EduMOOC Gradcast - August 17, 2011 http://t.co/QOWmRxh...)...
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Here a MOOC, there a MOOC « Lisa’s (Online) Teaching Blog

Here a MOOC, there a MOOC « Lisa’s (Online) Teaching Blog | EduMOOC | Scoop.it

Lisa's definition of a MOOC sticks to the basics:

M = Massive: needs tons of participants (this is why my own History MOOC failed)
O = Open: all resources must be available on the open web to anyone who wants to join
O = Online: no on-site attendance required, everything is online
C = Course: has a course structure, with set facilitator(s), topics and timeline

 

Here she discusses the alternative configurations explored this week, including the Stanford courses

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Change MOOC ebook – The textbook as product and artifact » Dave's Educational Blog

Change MOOC ebook – The textbook as product and artifact » Dave's Educational Blog | EduMOOC | Scoop.it

Dave Cormier reflects here on how to curate and archive the upcoming "Change" MOOC. It seems there will be some reliance on volunteers. He notes "It’s going to be a big job… and a long one considering the length of the course. I’m hoping for help… particularly with the link curation."  He is not sure about "a group edited response to the ideas. I have no faith that this is possible to facilitate…" Dave, you may have answered your own question, but good on yer if you give it a go :-) 

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Re: Please help edit the Wikipedia article on MOOCs (before it disappears)

Might be I'm being too strict on the definition of "open" (which is a subject on its own). The more I read on openness the clearer it is that an open course has to respond to input from students by altering content or delivery.
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6.003z: A Learner-Created MOOC Spins Out of MITx

6.003z: A Learner-Created MOOC Spins Out of MITx | EduMOOC | Scoop.it

The creation of 6.003z is a triumph of the recent MOOCs, I’d argue, because it showcases learners building and creating their own knowledge, their own websites, their own technologies – not restricted to a single platform or institution or curriculum-map or major.

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The Future Is Now, and Has Been for Years - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Future Is Now, and Has Been for Years - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education | EduMOOC | Scoop.it

This article was linked to by Curt Bonk in his Facebook posting here: http://screencast.com/t/IcT73xkS1

The 5 interlinked articles appear under the heading:

Can MOOC's Save Higher Education?

Massive open online courses are all the rage—even though students receive neither credit nor certification for taking them. Will they transform academe, or are they a flash in the pan? In this package, five observers weigh the impact of MOOC's.

Alison Byerly: Before You Jump on the Bandwagon ...
James J. O'Donnell: The Future Is Now, and Has Been for Years
Mitchell Duneier: Teaching to the World From Central New Jersey
Kevin Carey: Into the Future With MOOC's
Beatrice Marovich: Online Learning: More Than MOOC's

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Three Kinds of MOOCs « Lisa's (Online) Teaching Blog

Three Kinds of MOOCs « Lisa's (Online) Teaching Blog | EduMOOC | Scoop.it

I've been a fan of Lisa Lane ever since she wrote about the Insidious Pedagogy of LMS/CMS http://firstmonday.org/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/2530/2303 , and then was able to interact with her via Jeff Lebow's COOLcasts (one example http://jefflebow.net/node/254). I tracked this one down through Ana Cristina Pratas's Scoop of Jenny Mackness's reflections on Lisa's work, in two posts whose titles Jenny attributes to Lisa: http://jennymackness.wordpress.com/2012/09/04/caught-between-a-mooc-and-a-hard-place/ and http://jennymackness.wordpress.com/2012/09/03/the-challenge-of-openness-in-small-moocs/, or SMOOC (I like it :-)

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MOOC pedagogy: the challenges of developing for Coursera | ALT Online Newsletter

MOOC pedagogy: the challenges of developing for Coursera | ALT Online Newsletter | EduMOOC | Scoop.it

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Innovating Pedagogy | Open University Innovations Report #1

Innovating Pedagogy | Open University Innovations Report #1 | EduMOOC | Scoop.it

The series of reports explores new forms of teaching, learning and assessment for an interactive world, to guide teachers and policy makers in productive innovation.

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Anatomy of a Khan-troversy

Anatomy of a Khan-troversy | EduMOOC | Scoop.it

Education Week Teacher's take on the latest news, ideas, and resources for teacher leaders. In this one "Khan Academy: Rise and Backlash - This collection gives some context to the ongoing media coverage of the Khan Academy. At first almost exclusively heralded as having the potential to be an education game-changer, the videos—and Salman Khan himself—have recently come under fire for what some say is questionable pedagogy."

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Four Barriers That MOOCs Must Overcome To Build a Sustainable Model - e-Literate

Four Barriers That MOOCs Must Overcome To Build a Sustainable Model - e-Literate | EduMOOC | Scoop.it

When analyzing the disruption potential of MOOCs, it is easy to forget that the actual concept is just 4 or 5 years old. Furthermore, the actual definition of the concept has undergone a significant change in the past 12 months as an entirely new branch has emerged.

 

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Introduction to Openness in Education

Introduction to Openness in Education | EduMOOC | Scoop.it

An open course about open education, guided by David Wiley .... This course is set for "Winter 2012" but no specific start date mentioned. From the web page "This massive online open course (MOOC) provides a broad overview of the field of K-12 online learning, specifically what is currently known based on the research that has been conducted in the field. The main goal of this course is to give you a broad grounding in the research related to the field of K-12 online learning."

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Slouching Towards Bethlehem: Unpacking the MOOC as Buzzword | Inside Higher Ed

Slouching Towards Bethlehem: Unpacking the MOOC as Buzzword   | Inside Higher Ed | EduMOOC | Scoop.it

Bonnie Steward explains why she thinks "If we're interested in being part of the conversation around the future of higher ed, we need to stop talking about MOOCs as buzzwords. We need to begin talking about the interests that determine the specific shape of particular MOOCs as they emerge."

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Where We're Going, We Don't Need Classrooms: EduMOOC 2011

Where We're Going, We Don't Need Classrooms: EduMOOC 2011 | EduMOOC | Scoop.it

Aug 19, 2011

If we could hop in the DeLorean and get a glimpse of higher education in 2021, what would we see? This week's eduMOOC (Massive Open Online Course) panelists talked about what they envision as the future direction of online learning.

By Polly Peterson

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Virtual and Artificial, but 58,000 Want Course

Virtual and Artificial, but 58,000 Want Course | EduMOOC | Scoop.it

Edgar Altamirano asks in the EduMOOC group on Facebook, is this a MOOC? My take: " it appears to be open (equivocal, but can be inferred). One variation on the current MOOC theme is the 58,000 participants will take exams and be graded (thru an Amazon system) and those successful will be awarded certificates of accomplishment. Also it's not clear from the article how students will interact with one another, another tenet of MOOCs as they have run since 2008."

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Re: Need to redefine what a MOOC is?

I think the main difference between open courseware and a MOOC are the M and the C. Open courseware is Open and Online. When you put the learning within a structure that has a time constraint and facilitator(s), it's a Course.
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Dr. Nellie Deutsch's comment, August 9, 2011 2:23 AM
Don't sense any facilitators for eduMOOC, but the time constraint is definitely there.