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Interaction Possibilities in #MOOCs – How Do They Actually Happen?

Publication at 3rd International Conference on Higher Education Development "Future Visions for Higher Education Development"

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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From this draft paper, i can see some evidence of the style of some interactions on some types of MOOCs.  Regrettably, it offers them as though representing all interactions and all types of MOOCs and does not recognise the differences in pedagogy/heutagogy of the widely varying courses now available.  Indeed, it does not describe the original cMOOCs though it does draw on a lot of the literature which has arisen from and around MOOCs and applies this without qualification to MOOCs. Within those constraints, however, is there something here to consider about the style of interaction of participants on these MOOCs

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timokos's curator insight, April 17, 2013 9:43 AM

And a non-western vision on the interactive possiblities of MOOCs

PaigeCuffe's curator insight, April 26, 2013 6:22 AM

This draft paper offers some evidence of the style of some interactions on some types of MOOCs.  Regrettably, it offers them as though representing all interactions and all types of MOOCs and does not recognise the differences in pedagogy/heutagogy of the widely varying courses now available.  Indeed, it does not describe the original cMOOCs though it does draw on a lot of the literature which has arisen from and around cMOOCs and applies this without qualification to xMOOCs. 

Within those constraints, however, is there something here to consider about the style of interaction of participants on these xMOOCs and also the potential role of xMOOCs in other societies?

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Mind-controlled devices reveal future possibilities

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Bin He, Ph.D., leads a team of scientists and engineers who are working on a device that allows human subjects to control the flight of small, remote-controlled helicopters using only their minds. The researchers believe this technology has the potential to restore mobility and independence to individuals suffering from neuromuscular disorders and paralysis, and could enhance the natural motor functions of pilots, surgeons and ordinary citizens. 


Via Szabolcs Kósa, Jerone Taduran
KenzWun's insight:

I have read and understand that people are now advancing towards technology. This article shows a group of people are trying to work on a device that allows human subjects to control the flight of small, remote-controlled helicopters using only their minds. This is a good possibilities towards our future.

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leung tak poon's comment, June 28, 2013 6:25 AM
I could refer form the article above that there are various types of way to improve our daily life using the capabilities of technology. It mention about this group of scientists and engineers working on a experiment that allows humans to control certain type of device by just using their minds without the movement of their physical body. By the end of this article , I hope that this invention could be used in the future to help those who are physically incapable to do something that they always wanted to.
Shameerza's curator insight, June 28, 2013 6:32 AM

From this article, i can see that Bin He, Ph.D, leads a team of scientists and engineers who are working on a device that allows human to control it by mind. I think that this invention is really fascinating and useful. By planting electrodes in the brain, by a single thought, it allows the beholder to control and move things. I wonder if this is powerful enough to lift heavy objects. In conclusion, this great invention, may lead into a greater and improved human technology in which will give us the power to levitate, move and control objects with only the power of a thought without using strength. 

Tan Wenjia Polar Beary's curator insight, June 29, 2013 5:42 AM

Using see think wonder. The articles talkes about how Bin He ph D, and his teams of scientisits and engineers work on the device that allows human subjects to control the flight of small, remote-controlled helicopters using only their mind. This shows that we can turn our imaginations into possibilities. I feel that this article can influence younger generation to turn their imaginations into reality.

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Down syndrome is not the issue, prejudice is. | Treyton's Posse

Down syndrome is not the issue, prejudice is. | Treyton's Posse | Possibilities, Conflict and Prejudice_WunZhenYu | Scoop.it
The real issue is the prejudice in this world that will be forced upon him, that is what I would do with my wish. I would rid the world of the prejudice that says people with Down syndrome are something less.

Via Tricia Chan
KenzWun's insight:

I gained valuable insights after reading this article and realised that prejudice is not only against the most common example of races but also people who are slightly different from us, such as people who suffer from Down syndrome. In my opinion, I don’t think the extra-chromosome is the real problem, its prejudice which gains peculiar stares from onlookers. I believe it’s really inhumane to do such a thing where we ourselves are born healthy and yet we look down on others who are different.

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Hui Yu Leong's comment, July 2, 2013 6:09 AM
From this article, I can see that in modern society, disabled people are often looked down upon, many people look down on the disabled and make them the outcasts of the society, just because they think differently from us and have a different mental capability. Because they are different from us, we treat them like freaks,modern society is very shallow, and what person strays from the'normal path' will immediatly be bullied or left aside. The author in this artical has a child born with down syndrome and is worried that his child will be bullied when he grows up, in this article, we can see why we do not have the right to judge others as we do not face the same difficulties and challenges others face.
Hui Yu Leong's comment, July 2, 2013 6:10 AM
Instead of being mean and judgemental, we should learn to embrace everyone as the world needs diversity and compassion.
Seamus Ong's curator insight, July 4, 2013 9:59 AM

This is my insight using the see-think-wonder routine. From this article we can see how people always have preconceived ideas on down syndrome and thus are prejudice towards people with down syndrome, saying less capable, less intelligent, less human. As we read we learn that some examples of prejudice in the world today are slavery, segregation, denying women the right to vote, etc. This article makes me think that in this world, as long as you are considered 'better off' acording to the standards of the world you would always tend to be prejudice towards those who are considered 'less' than you are as the author herself sees her child, who has down syndrome, in a different light due to the mutual understanding which is formed as a result of the parent-child affinity they share which others do not experience and thus cannot relate to the child. This article makes me wonder if it is even possible to rid the world of prejudice.

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Seeing Possibilities

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You are today where your thoughts have brought you & you will be tomorrow where your thoughts will lead you. Engage in the future when seeing possibilities.

Via John Michel
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I have understood that I seeing the attitude makes a difference in how we think and how we work. If we do not have a positive attitude and we keep taking things negatively, we would not be able to make things possible. Our mind controls how we think and how we do the things. Thus, we need to have the right attitude towards doing something. 

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Teo J-lyn's curator insight, July 3, 2013 3:23 AM

I can see that when people are awlays being exposed to negative thoughts and information, they tend to make bad choices due to their negative thoughts, affecting the way he or she lead their life. This cause people to feel demoralised , which will also affect the way they think.Thus, it is important to think positive, and see the brighter side of life. This will allow people to strive towards their goal, and have their desired outcome. I think attitude plays a important role in the way we think. i wonder why do people not think the positive side of life.

Jaslyn Si Jia's curator insight, July 4, 2013 5:59 AM

After reading this article, I realized that positive attitude is needed to determine the life we're living in and also the possibilities that we can achieve. Many people may be affected in their life due to the negative thoughts and attitude that they have, if they had positive attitude in all the things they do, they would live a better life and discover things that they might have never discovered before. These positive attitude and thoughts leads to finding even more possibilities and lead us to the right path onto our future.

Coven Chong Weng's curator insight, July 5, 2013 7:09 AM

From this article, i realise that with the right attitude, we can come up with all different kind of outcome in some situations. If your attitude is positive for everything, everything might just turn out the way that you want it. However if you have a negative attitude, things will not go the way you want it to and it might get even worse. Thus, i wonder why some people dont think with a positive attitude.

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Case Study: Sri Lanka - Conflict and Harmony in Multi-Ethnic Societies - Resource Guides at National Library, Singapore

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This LibGuide explores the following themes: 1. causes and effects of conflict in a multi-ethnic society (case studies of Northern Ireland and Sri Lanka and 2. challenges in resolving ethnic conflicts.

Via NeoJiaLing, Chan Loveshislife
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From this article, i have know that during the early years, the tamil's received special rights and treatments that are better than the sinhalese. Over the next few years, their roles were changed. All of the people viewed this matter differently, and often results in violence. If they were to understand to edach other and solved this peacefully it would be a better outcome for Sri Lanka.

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Jaslyn Si Jia's curator insight, July 3, 2013 6:45 AM

After reading this article, i learnt that there is a conflict between the Tamils and Sinhalese, which took place in Sri Lanka and lasted for over more than 100 years. As the Sinhalese have many benefits like, more job offers and further education opportunities, which the Tamils are unhappy about, thus conflicts between the two ethnic groups started.

I feel that the two ethnic groups shouldn't use violence to solve their problems. Its not worth it to get people injured or killed just to have that problem evened out. Both should talk to each other what their are unhappy about and give in to each other.

I wonder why they want to pursue the matter for such a long time.

Ameer Artsyrup's curator insight, July 5, 2013 8:59 AM

After reading this article, I believe that in order for a country to achieve progress, social, economical and political stability, it has to first achieve muti-ethnic harmony. this is true as different races in a country need to work in cohesion in order to benefit both the country and themselves. This can be seen as Singapore has gone through much progress since the racial riots end. However if racial instability has struck a multi-ethnic country, this will create a lot of problems for the country like major riots and civil wars. this will cause the country to fall in economical and political terms. This can be seen in Sri Lanka as it went through civil war which killed more than 100000 people. This war greatly affect Sri Lanka's economy and causes a major political instability in the country. Due to this, I believe that a country multi-ethnic country must achieve racial harmony in order to benefit everyone.

Evelynkoh's curator insight, July 5, 2013 11:23 AM

Peace and harmony , don't everyone want to stay that way forever? Thats why i seriously wonder , why would people want to start wars , destroying their paradise. In every country's road to success , there must be lots and lots of ups and downs , between its neighboring countries and even between their own people. We're all living in the 21st century , why would we still think in that manner that violence will solve everything? It never will , it will just make the matter worse and cause it to affect a larger amount of people and to last for an even longer period of time. The matter may start of small but because of the use of violence , the matter will start to enlarge and then it would not only be in-between the people who started the matter but the whole country. It will then be reflected badly on the race of the people and also the country. Bit by bit everything will start to fall. Therefore , to me i wonder , why would people want to make things that are simple into things that are so complicated that will cause major damages?