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Study of MOOCs Suggests Dropping the Label ‘Dropout’ – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Study of MOOCs Suggests Dropping the Label ‘Dropout’ – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Learning Theories & Building MOOCs | Scoop.it
Are #MOOC dropouts really "dropouts?" How about "bystanders?" http://t.co/9A9mjAPk1W
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What constitutes a successful learner in a MOOC (or any other learning environment)? As an instructor one might seek through assessment information on one's effect but ultimately learning is tested in the world. We should not confuse the world and a classroom. :-)

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Classroom Technology: Turning Our Kids Into Nerds

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Source: TopMastersInEducation.com Classroom Technology: Turning Our Kids Into Nerds A look at perceptions regarding the problems and possibilities of technology in the classroom. How We See Technol...

Via TechinBiz
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Improving learning with IT has to take account of perceptions. Engaging in education of parents is part of the deal.

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Conducting effective online discussions

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From COFA.online. A good basic introduction on online discussions. It's good to see the advice on avoiding one-on-one in online courses.

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Evaluating a cMOOC using Downes’ four “process conditions” | You're the Teacher

Evaluating a cMOOC using Downes’ four “process conditions” | You're the Teacher | Learning Theories & Building MOOCs | Scoop.it
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Is the worth of a cMOOC best determined by the participants or someone who knows a lot about MOOCs? I think this blog left me thinking - probably both.

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Difficulties researching the effectiveness of cMOOCs | You're the Teacher

Difficulties researching the effectiveness of cMOOCs | You're the Teacher | Learning Theories & Building MOOCs | Scoop.it
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This is the first of 3 articles on researching cMOOCs. If we are to understand this type of MOOC and the learning theory behind it. We need more thoughtful comment like this.

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Learning Theory - What are the established learning theories?

Learning Theory - What are the established learning theories? | Learning Theories & Building MOOCs | Scoop.it
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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A nice visualisation. I can see it might be reconfigured and added to in a number of ways but an impressive and useful image.

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My reflection on Connectivism as a new learning theory - to date

My reflection on Connectivism as a new learning theory - to date | Learning Theories & Building MOOCs | Scoop.it
Here is my response to a post on FB relating to the question of whether Connectivism is a new learning theory or not.  (See http://redesabiertas.blogspot.com.es/2012/10/del-conectivismo-al-aprendiz...
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Is Connectivism a theory of Learning? A recent paper by Clar & Barber in Distance Education 10.1080/01587919.2013.770428 adds more on this question.

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Is Coding the New Literacy? - Mother Jones

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Is Coding the New Literacy?
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The computational approach is rooted in seeing the world as a series of puzzles, ones you can break down into smaller chunks and solve bit by bit through logic and deductive reasoning.
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Computational thinking and the maker movement. Coding is a 21st century literacy but there are others which make people more productive learners.

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JOLT - Journal of Online Learning and Teaching

The Journal of Online Learning and Teaching
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The three themes identified in this study ( navigation, transformative learning, and reciprocal relationships) are some key issues in MOOC design.

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More Essential and Helpful Resources for Online Instructors

More Essential and Helpful Resources for Online Instructors | Learning Theories & Building MOOCs | Scoop.it
This post features a collection of carefully selected resources specific to teaching online; geared to educators seeking skill development for creating meaningful online discussions, communicating ...
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I like Debbie Morrison's blogs. This one is has some good ideas on asynchronous online discussions  and Instructor interactions with online students.

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A MOOC by another name | You're the Teacher

A MOOC by another name | You're the Teacher | Learning Theories & Building MOOCs | Scoop.it
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A nice introduction on the different types of MOOCs

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Learning with 'e's: Learning theories for the digital age

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Steve Wheeler's blog on Learning Theories- very relevant with all the attention MOOCs are receiving at present.

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"All the world's a MOOC, and all the men and women merely teachers and learners.": The Cure for "Ozymandias Melancholia": MoMa's Art and Inquiry MOOC

"All the world's a MOOC, and all the men and women merely teachers and learners.": The Cure for "Ozymandias Melancholia": MoMa's Art and Inquiry MOOC | Learning Theories & Building MOOCs | Scoop.it
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I think this is a nice example of what MOOCs should produce - refelctive thoughtfulremixing.

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Moocs helping teachers in their Flipped Classroom - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Moocs helping teachers in their Flipped Classroom - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Learning Theories & Building MOOCs | Scoop.it
Flipped Classroom, OER & MOOCs are 21st century education technology trend and our teachers are using these in blended form by using moocs in flipped classroom

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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MOOC as part of a flipped classroom? I'm not sure I agree with how either concept is presented here.

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