"Hoe kunnen we het beste leren van én met MOOCs. Willem van Valkenburg (TU Delft) bezocht MIT en trok lessen voor de verdere ontwikkeling van online onderwijs. De techniek is op orde, nu moet leren centraal staan. “There is no L in MOOC, but there should be.”"
"Badges have garnered great interest among scholars of digital media and learning. In addition, widespread initiatives such as Mozilla’s Open Badge Framework expand the potential of badging into the realm of open education. In this paper, we explicate the concept of open badges. We highlight some of the ways that researchers have examined badges as part of educational practice and also highlight the different definitions of open-ness that are employed in popular and scholarly thought. By considering badges from three different perspectives (motivation, pedagogy, and credential) and the concept of openness from three different perspectives (production, access and appropriation) we develop a framework to consider the tensions where these competing conceptions meet. This explication illuminates how the ideas of open and badges intersect, and clarifies situations where these concepts come into direct conflict or mutually enhance each other. Our analysis pinpoints and elucidates particular areas where research is needed to better understand the complex phenomenon of open badges, and also offers design considerations for developers, educators, and organizations that are actively involved in open badges."
Via de Open Education Europe website kwam ik bij literatuuronderzoek dat uitgevoerd is door Yousef, Chatti en Schroeder naar het gebruik van Video-Based Learning (VBL). Het hele onderzoek is te downloaden van de website, ik ga hier in op hun conclusies.
"11 juni 2014 - “Many people were worried that MOOCs might replace the university, but what we are finding is that MOOCs will not replace university, they will improve university,” says edX CEO Anant Agarwal during his visit to Delft."
"12th What the Research Says was held at the London Knowledge Lab on Friday 29th November from 1:30-4:30. This is the second year these events and collaborations have been running and as we approach 2014 the trends in delivering, running and debating MOOCs seems a fitting context to prepare for 2014! The presentations ranged from MOOCs to SPOOCs. Links to all the presentations are given below.
To MOOC or not to MOOC that is the question and the presenters, demonstrators and participants did not disappoint us by bringing their experience, knowledge and understanding to this event to provide the context of how to design learning for online students.
The participants debated and provided their questions and ideas. Some of the debate has been captured online (click HERE to read the online discussion). This was partly facilitated by the short report: WHAT THE RESEARCH SAYS ABOUT LEARNING ON A MOOC. As well as a recent article in the Boston Review discussed the rising tide of criticism facing MOOCs and their role in reshaping Education (see MUCH-ADO-ABOUT-MOOCS)."
"Just got back from East China Normal University in Shanghai, where I gave this presentation. It frames the possible success of MOOCs (their demise is not yet a fait accompli) in terms of what I describe as “institutional learning.” In developing this notion, I refer to “pedagogical” or “school knowledge” that occurs in educational institutions, and which is articulated by the early Jerome Bruner, by the late Klaus Mollenhauer, and currently, also by Daniel Troehler."
One of the main concepts that leads to successful e-Learning course design is information chunking. But what is chunking? Why is it embedded in the world of instructional design? And what kind of chunking strategies can an ...
Peer assessment for massive open online courses (MOOCs)
Jeroen Bottema's insight:
The teach-learn-assess cycle in education is broken in a typical massive open online course (MOOC). Without formative assessment and feedback, MOOCs amount to information dump or broadcasting shows, not educational experiences. A number of remedies have been attempted to bring formative assessment back into MOOCs, each with its own limits and problems. The most widely applicable approach for all MOOCs to date is to use peer assessment to provide the necessary feedback. However, unmoderated peer assessment results suffer from a lack of credibility. Several methods are available today to improve on the accuracy of peer assessment results. Some combination of these methods may be necessary to make peer assessment results sufficiently accurate to be useful for formative assessment. Such results can also help to facilitate peer learning, online discussion forums, and may possibly augment summative evaluation for credentialing.
Massive Open Online Courses, shortly MOOCs, are a trending phenomenon in online education. Neither distance education nor online courses are new, but especially in the field of technology enhanced learning, MOOCs have been gathering enormous attention by the public. Thus, following the main idea of bringing education to a broad range of people, two universities in Graz developed an xMOOC platform for the German speaking area, mostly addressing people in Austria. Before the first courses started the authors reflected on how such a MOOC should be carried out and which key factors (didactical, technical and administrative) have to be considered. This research study strongly concentrates on developing a checklist for practitioners who would like to do an xMOOC in the future by examining different xMOOCs and reflecting first experiences gathered through daily work on MOOCs. It can be concluded that doing a Massive Open Online Course is much more challenging as maybe expected at first sight. Nevertheless the proposed checklist will help to overcome first barriers and provide solid steps towards one’s first online course.
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"Although low cost and flexible access make online learning appealing to administration, the topic provokes considerable tension among faculty. The authors explore why this might be so and outline the University of Washington Tacoma's top-down, bottom-up approach to change. A key piece is the UWT Initiative in Innovative Course Redesign, a competitive fellowship program aimed at creating a new mentor-apprenticeship model for online educators to help them better guide the next generation of leaders, thinkers, and dreamers."