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Hybrid Pedagogy Online Journal to Host MOOC Focused on MOOCs on the ... - PR Newswire (press release)

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Connected Learning: A New Research-Driven Initiative

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Connected Learning, a new research-driven initiative, was introduced at the Digital Media and Learning Conference 2012. We see a growing gap between the learning mediums with which young people eng...
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MOOCs -- Completion Is Not Important - Forbes

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MOOCs -- Completion Is Not Important
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Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are often described as the future of education — or at least a significant part of it.
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MOOCs creator George Siemens gets connected - University World News

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MOOCs creator George Siemens gets connected
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When George Siemens was in the seventh grade, in the early 1980s, he committed what his parents believed to be a sin: he used a computer.
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Fantastic story about the earlier years of George's life.

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How Course Design Puts the Focus on Learning Not Teaching

How Course Design Puts the Focus on Learning Not Teaching | Fast forward MOOCS and online learning | Scoop.it

Instructional design, also known as learning design, appears to be making a comeback. Massive open online courses [MOOCs] that mimic the classroom model where the learner is passive and the instructor is not, highlights the need for fresh, new approach to course design. And it’s not just MOOCs that need help, but numerous courses currently offered online; many are in need an overhaul to create an environment focused on learning, rather than one that focuses on instruction.


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Huey O'Brien's curator insight, May 15, 2013 12:13 PM

IMPLICATION:  Learning Design

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Part of a series

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8 Things Kids should Be Able to Do with Technology

8 Things Kids should Be Able to Do with Technology | Fast forward MOOCS and online learning | Scoop.it

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Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, July 16, 2013 11:49 AM

nao somente criancas, vejo essas expectativas para aprendizado de adultos tambem.

Γιώργος Παπαναστασίου's curator insight, July 17, 2013 3:37 AM

Also: create, communicate, think critical

Christie Burke's curator insight, November 1, 2013 3:22 PM

Important message for teachers who might not be in this place yet. "Technology is a tool, not a learning outcome."

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MOOCs and OERs in Moncton ~ Stephen's Web

Long long loooong presntation (almost four hours, though there's 15 minutes of set-up at the start and a 15-minute break in the middle) about the thinking behind MOOCs and the tools I've developed to build them.
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A Simple Guide To 4 Complex Learning Theories [Infographic]

A Simple Guide To 4 Complex Learning Theories [Infographic] | Fast forward MOOCS and online learning | Scoop.it
Do you know the actual theories of learning? A learning theory is an attempt to describe how people learn, helping us understand this inherently complex process.

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Kari Smith's curator insight, February 17, 2013 1:17 PM

Great background information to build our understanding. I really like seeing them all presented this way for easy comparison. 

uTOP Inria's curator insight, March 11, 2013 3:38 AM

(Edudemic - 24 Déc 2012)

Christine Cattermole's curator insight, May 16, 2013 4:58 AM

A very visual illustration of learning theory.

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elearnspace. Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age

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From George Siemans.

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University 2060: the brave new world of higher education

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Higher education, 2060: academics are out of a job.
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Against connectivism

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Russell Waldron's curator insight, January 30, 2013 4:44 AM

Does this article miss a crucial point? The critiques (Verhagen, Kerr, Branon and Downes) argue that Siemens has not said anything new about how an individual learns. But in C21st, it is an interaction of many people and artefacts and situations - not the individual - that produces action, speech, invention. And when we think of that aggregate as an actor, what shall we call the self-organising enhancement of capacity to interpret and use information, if not Learning?

Paz Barceló's comment, February 1, 2013 3:08 PM
I never found a paradigm. If a set of techniques and strategies that can end up converging on a theory. And an extension of constructivism
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What Is Connectivism - By George Siemens: Recording with Slideshow

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The End of the University as We Know It - Nathan Harden - The American Interest Magazine

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The End of the University as We Know It - Nathan Harden - The American Interest - The higher ed revolution is coming.
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Crystal ball stuff.

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Where Does Learning Happen? | Teaching, Distance Learning | Chris Friend

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The evolution of Moocs

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Online courses may have been over-hyped, but they will still be a valuable part of the future (Moocs may have been over-hyped, but they will still be a valuable part of the future: http://t.co/hDYDmZ5zVz...
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IFLA Trend Report

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Role of the library in online edu and self-education? #MOOCs #IFLA #CILDC http://t.co/GAbOqhEJO8 http://t.co/J9RZFHEUVf
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Hack Education Weekly News: The Death of an Adjunct, The School Revolution, and More

Hack Education Weekly News: The Death of an Adjunct, The School Revolution, and More | Fast forward MOOCS and online learning | Scoop.it
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"Faculty at Penn State objected to a new health plan that requires “nonunion employees, like professors and clerical staff members, to visit their doctors for a checkup, undergo several biometric tests and submit to an extensive online health risk questionnaire that asks, among other questions, whether they have recently had problems with a co-worker, a supervisor or a divorce. If they don’t fill out the form, $100 a month will be deducted from their pay for noncompliance.” The story hit The New York Times; the administration backed down."

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Cultivate Your Creativity With These 4 Fair Use Libraries

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Check out these fair use collections the next time you're looking for free media resources.

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Beautiful Trouble | A toolbox for revolution

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A toolbox for revolution
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Good resource

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Stop polarising the MOOCs debate - University World News

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To MOOC or Not to MOOC - WorldWise - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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Mark Johnson - Why Openness Matters: From MOOCs to FlashMobs and Shared Spaces

Whilst I've been quite critical of them, MOOCs are clearly 'happening'. If the learning technologists from 10 years ago could see where we have got to with learning technology (some of them can, but they've got short memories!), they'd probably be quite impressed by the emergence of large-scale open courses - particularly the institutional buy-in they have gained. Where my worries begin is that we lose perspective in the MOOC debate: not just from the anti-MOOC crowd, but from the pro-MOOC crowd. There is a need for us to say "What is this really about?"


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connected learning: getting beyond technological determinism | theory.cribchronicles.com

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"But it is a point that tends to miss the point. It’s a point that assumes social networks are an add-on, an extra…essentially a tech toy or a diversion from the “real” work or “real” sociality that makes the world go round. It hears all this enthusiasm about connection as about the social networking platforms themselves – “yay blog!’ or “yay Twitter!” – and not about the connections and actions and forms of identity that those networked environments make possible. It’s determinism, in that it reduces conversation about social networks to a conversation about platforms and tech, not about people and the ways in which they intersect with those platforms and tech to create new possibilities."

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Open University Library Services | Being Digital | Activities A-Z

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Being digital from the Open University, is a collection of short, easy to follow learning activities.

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Stanford Makes Open Source Platform, Class2Go, Available to All; Launches MOOC on Platform Today

Stanford Makes Open Source Platform, Class2Go, Available to All; Launches MOOC on Platform Today | Fast forward MOOCS and online learning | Scoop.it
Are you on the hunt for a free, open source platform that will let you deliver free online courses? We've already told you about one option: Google Course Builder. Now here's another: Stanford's Class2Go.
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Exciting times.

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