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Truths about MOOCs, Rees v Chait, and a bunch of other MOOC article links | Steve Krause - stevendkrause.com, blog

It sure seems like there’s been a swing in both the education media and the main stream media against MOOCs as of late– that is, from what once seemed to me to be a blind faith of MOOCs being the next best thing, it seems like we’ve swung lately into a sort of a MOOCs are evil vein. […] let me suggest two important and frequently ignored “truths” about MOOCs to keep in mind as you browse through these and almost anything else about MOOCs, especially polemics about MOOCs.


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Peter B. Sloep's curator insight, July 30, 2013 4:59 AM

The truths are rather obvious for anyone following the MOOC debates but Steve Krause plausibly argues that not everyone has them on their radar. The first is that MOOCs and online learning are not the same, the former being a subset of the latter. I wholeheartedly agree with this, having written from day one that MOOC pundits ignore decades of research on online learning, at their peril.  

 

The second one is dat cMOOCs - the original, connectivist kind written about by Siemens et al - and xMOOCs - the new one, offered by Udacity, Coursera and the like - are often confused in the public debate. This is detrimental to any productive discussion as the two are diametrically opposed. However, the actual damage is small if one substitutes xMOOC for MOOC on any occasion that the unqualified term is used. 

 

The remainder of the discussion brings little news for anybody who follows MOOC debates, but it is a very useful overview of the current state of affairs. So if you want to read up on MOOCs, particularly the xMOOC kind, the article is very useful. (@pbsloep)

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Why Mobile Learning Is Inevitable - Edudemic

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Mobile learning is here to stay. In fact, it's going to be one of the only options for learning pretty soon. This new presentation tells you why.

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DavidBLANCHARD's comment, July 27, 2013 11:00 AM
You're right Kelly, and parents, school and teachers have a key role in digital litteracy !
Ilana Rosansky's comment, July 27, 2013 2:02 PM
SSIGH... and THAT is the problem. How do you know your students are using tech devices for learning as opposed to sending text messages or chatting on facebook...
Minter Dial's comment, July 28, 2013 2:28 AM
Hi @Kelly, @David and @Ilana. It's a major battle. What techniques have you used? I've tried a few things with some success, but it depends on the student profiles...: (a) have a Twitter wall where the interaction can be public ; (b) have no-device moments (c) warn that anything on their screen can be shared in public (if I find it).
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10 Careless Mistakes That Will Totally Ruin Your eLearning

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It’s part of your job as an eLearning course developer to polish up your material before you hit publish. A single error speaks volumes. It tells learners you’re in a hurry to even check the course or think you don’t care enough about details.

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Ra's curator insight, July 11, 2013 5:15 PM

Quick list for the last checks before publishing.

Sara Brechbiel's curator insight, July 15, 2013 10:56 PM

Creating a checklist to avoid these blunders sounds like a nice plan.

Kathleen Gradel's curator insight, July 21, 2013 12:12 PM

Woohoo...I feel like I am vindicated. What a super short list of essential TDLs for all of us who are creating or curating content for others to use online. Thank you!

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Connectivism - Developing through Communication in SLN

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Connectivism. Developing through communication in social learning networks. Different levels of community.

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David Hain's curator insight, July 2, 2013 9:01 AM

Some great resources here!

LuAnne Holder's curator insight, July 3, 2013 10:46 AM

In noting differences between constructivism and connectivism, and their similarities as well, the author looks at the differences between collaborating in a constructtivist environment and cooperating in a connectivist environment.

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Will MOOCs help to democratise higher education? | Karen MacGregor - University World News

Will MOOCs help to democratise higher education? | Karen MacGregor - University World News | Initiate! What is learning design? | Scoop.it

The democratisation of higher education requires widening access to studies that lead to useful qualifications, and giving people more opportunities to select study programmes themselves and easily design their own courses from the rich pool of material freely available, Sir John Daniel told the “Worldviews 2013” conference last week. The question is whether massive open online course, or MOOCs, will help or hinder that process.


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Peter B. Sloep's curator insight, June 25, 2013 4:20 PM

The article is an account of a keynote Sir John Daniel gave at the Worldviews 2013 conference. He unpacks democratisation as either widening access or as students themselves determining what they study. Widening access may simply mean increasing enrolment, but it often specifically refers to removing the stumbling blocks for access, as open universities have done over the four last decades (freedom of place, pace and time of study). Technology plays a role in this but it changes as new technologies become available. The second interpretation of democratising education has a more recent origin and is nowadays referred to as open educational resources. What I find interesting about this account of democratising education is that it connects the characteristics of open universities with the availability of open educational resources (OERs) and reveals them to be two sides of the same coin. 

 

Do these sides come together in MOOCs? From my perspective they might do in cMOOCs, which heavily rely on OERs and through their online character put no constraints on time (but they do on time and pace). They certainly don't in xMOOCs. Although access to the course materials does not require a fee, the materials are not open in the sense that they may be edited or even used by third parties (such as non-participating universities). Here too, there is no constraint on the place of study but there is on the time and pace. Which prompts the question of whether a marriage of these two kinds of democratisation would indeed be an interesting development and, consequently, whether this is something open universities should pick up. Two initiatives suggest this is already taking place. The one is FutureLearn (http://futurelearn.com), initiated by the Open University of the UK, the other is OpenupEd (http://www.openuped.eu), an initiative of the European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (http://www.eadtu.eu), backed by the EU's Lifelong Learning Programme. (@pbsloep)

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Three generations of distance education pedagogy | Anderson | The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning

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Three generations of distance education pedagogy...

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Are MOOCs Good for Students? | Boston Review

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I am one of the signers of the open letter by the professors of philosophy at San José State University to Professor Michael Sandel of Harvard University concerning his involvement in edX, a start-up company that offers massive open online courses (MOOCs). The letter, collaboratively written by members of the department and approved by all, explained our reasons for resisting the implementation of JusticeX, a course based on videotaped lectures from Sandel’s massively popular Harvard course on justice, in our curriculum. We wrote:

There is no pedagogical problem in our department that JusticeX solves, nor do we have a shortage of faculty capable of teaching our equivalent course. We believe that long-term financial considerations motivate the call for massively open online courses (MOOCs) at public universities such as ours. Unfortunately, the move to MOOCs comes at great peril to our university. We regard such courses as a serious compromise of quality of education and, ironically for a social justice course, a case of social justice.

Although our letter sparked much needed discussion about the value of MOOCs, confusion remains about the options presented by new education technologies and the potential value they may have for higher learning.

 


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Fiona Harvey's curator insight, June 16, 2013 2:10 PM

Whilst I agree that watching videos and taking quizzes is a backward step for education, Coursera MOOCs (and EdX) have been developed so that the courses are improved through the analytics that are gained as the students participate.  I don't think MOOCs save money, they are reputation raising, and highlight how classes are delivered within the institutions.  Any MOOC that offers watching videos without interaction, or any formative assessment is probably doing a disservice to their institution.  

 

We should learn to learn about online education as a viable alternative (done properly).  Then MOOCs will be good for on campus students 

Will Stewart's curator insight, June 17, 2013 4:34 AM

An interesting take on the threat to the traditional model from MOOCs.

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Karen Cator :: Participatory Learning - Powered By Technology

http://nmc.org The future of learning is personal and participatory, and technology enables new strategies and systems for meeting students, and administrato...

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#E-learning methodologies - Guide for Designing e-learning Courses

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Infinity Training Solutions's curator insight, June 8, 2013 3:54 AM

Instructional Design 101.

jm gif's curator insight, June 11, 2013 3:55 AM

Parece que puede ser interesante,...

Kawstov's curator insight, July 1, 2013 7:02 AM

Study

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The Pedagogical Foundations of Massive Open Online Learning Courses

by David George Glance, Martin Forsey and Miles Riley, First Monday
In 2011, the respective roles of higher education institutions and students worldwide were brought into question by the rise of the massive open online course (MOOC).

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Learning Theory - What are the established learning theories?

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This Concept Map, created with IHMC CmapTools, has information related to: Learning Theory, zone of proximal development The area of capabilities that learners can exhibit with support from a teacher., Montessori constructivism, Lave & Wenger...

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Johannes Maurek's curator insight, May 27, 2013 1:54 AM

The Wheel of Learning Theories all teacher should know.

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A guide to using problem-based learning in Second Life


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Take Another Look Around

Learning to learn in a changing world.

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How Course Design Puts the Focus on Learning Not Teaching

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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

Elena Keating's curator insight, August 15, 2013 5:31 PM

Part of a series

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MOOCs: Disruption is the Mother of Invention

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Stephen Downes
There is an article in the Boston Review by Thomas Leddy called "Are MOOCs Good for Students?

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Balancing the Offline and Online Aspects of Blended Learning

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Looking to institute blended learning or hybrid learning in your classroom? You'll need to focus on strong online and offline learning activities.

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Surviving the Day of the MOOC

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I gave a keynote for Simon Walker at the University of Greenwich for his Academic Practice and Technology Conference. My talk was entitled "Surviving the Day of the MOOC".

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Blaine Morrow's curator insight, July 3, 2013 11:40 AM

"At the end of my digital scholar book I made a plea that academics should take ownership of digital scholarly activities otherwise they get taken over by external parties. This was before the big MOOC push and I was referencing publishing as an example. But it was (if I may say so) prescient - it is exactly what is happening with MOOCs, and the very worst thing we can do is ignore it."

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Watching the detectives: Rethinking the way we teach digital identity | Peter Bryant

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Social media is a disruptive and potentially transformative practice for adult education. According to Edudemic, 91% of college faculty in the US are incorporating social media into their teaching, 80% of academics have at least one social media account and 2/3 of students access social media during class . There are wide variations in the understanding people (academics, administrators and learners) have about social media, both in its scope and scale. In the context of my recent posts about the notion of ‘e-learning potential’ I have riffed on the idea that resistance to pedagogical change arising from technology comes in many forms (action/activity, vicarious willing of failure, and lack of empirical research).

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Peter Bryant's curator insight, June 20, 2013 12:55 PM

Social media is a disruptive and potentially transformative practice for adult education. According to Edudemic, 91% of college faculty in the US are incorporating social media into their teaching, 80% of academics have at least one social media account and 2/3 of students access social media during class . There are wide variations in the understanding people (academics, administrators and learners) have about social media, both in its scope and scale. In the context of my recent posts about the notion of ‘e-learning potential’ I have riffed on the idea that resistance to pedagogical change arising from technology comes in many forms (action/activity, vicarious willing of failure, and lack of empirical research).

Fleur Prinsen's curator insight, July 15, 2013 6:42 AM

Employability is at the core of the policy agenda for Higher education and is a critical consideration for many of it's learners. Is our most important lesson the one about how you construct an identity (promote a personal brand), as opposed to evolving one? 

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The University Unbound: Transforming Higher Education

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It is time to consider a redesign of the university system in a way that takes advantage of recent Internet technology developments and addresses some of the social and economic problems surrounding higher education.

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a nice intervention in the ongoing debate

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LLZ Uni Halle's curator insight, June 20, 2013 2:22 AM

Hochschulen stehen vor größten Herausforderungen - aber haben diese es schon bemerkt? 

Linda Alexander's curator insight, June 20, 2013 8:40 AM

There are aspects that make a lot of sense...the university unbound. 

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Are MOOCs making education a monoculture ? - Christian Science Monitor (blog)

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Are MOOCs making education a monoculture ?
Christian Science Monitor (blog)
Over the decades, educational institutions have experimented with teaching via radio, television, closed-circuit video, and the Internet.

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Blaine Morrow's curator insight, June 7, 2013 5:26 PM

"A balance needs to be struck between the franchising of high-quality education and the more intimate, locally grown experience that occurs when teachers and students reason together in a classroom. It seems inevitable that the MOOC monoculture will spread. But let’s make sure we preserve the woodlot."

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e4innovation.com » Blog Archive » What is Learning Design? @Gconole

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Capturing the moment: evidence-based learning.

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The ultimate resource for deep, lifelong learning is reflection. However, we must establish a solid collection of materials upon which students can reflect. We can follow the vigotskian paradigm of...

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Education-2020 - A Wiki on #Connectivism

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, June 5, 2013 1:26 AM

Siemen's Principles of connectivism:

  • Learning and knowledge rests in diversity of opinions.
  • Learning is a process of connecting specialized nodes or information sources.
  • Learning may reside in non-human appliances.
  • Capacity to know more is more critical than what is currently known
  • Nurturing and maintaining connections is needed to facilitate continual learning.
  • Ability to see connections between fields, ideas, and concepts is a core skill.
  • Currency (accurate, up-to-date knowledge) is the intent of all connectivist learning activities.
  • Decision-making is itself a learning process. Choosing what to learn and the meaning of incoming information is seen through the lens of a shifting reality. While there is a right answer now, it may be wrong tomorrow due to alterations in the information climate affecting the decision.
siobhan-o-flynn's curator insight, June 5, 2013 7:17 AM

very interesting post - cross-currency of ideas...

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SmartBlog on Education - Personal learning networks: Advice from the trenches - SmartBrief, Inc. SmartBlogs

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Recently, I had the opportunity to record a Google Hangout with four connected educators on “Growing Your PLN." Lyn Hilt (@l_hilt), Nick Provenzano (@thene

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Making The Most Of MOOCs: The Ins And Outs Of E-Learning : NPR

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Don't ever email the professor. Never friend the teacher on Facebook. Those are some of the rules A.J. Jacobs learned when he joined the ranks of millions enrolled in massive open online courses, MOOCs.

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pol van rymenant's curator insight, May 29, 2013 5:11 AM

E-Learning!!

Anthony Cyril Williams's curator insight, May 29, 2013 1:33 PM

Do you know what MOOC means? ask google