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Periodic Table of Connectivism | Educación Digital

Periodic Table of Connectivism | Educación Digital | to MOOC or not to MOOC | Scoop.it
My EdTech543 assignment this week certainly stretched my creativity, but since I'm a wanna-be chemist at heart, I had to try it. The assignment was to non-linguistically represent the dense concept...

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Angered by MOOC Deals, San Jose State Faculty Senate Considers Rebuff

Angered by MOOC Deals, San Jose State Faculty Senate Considers Rebuff | to MOOC or not to MOOC | Scoop.it
The Senate is expected to vote on Monday on a proposal limiting the president's ability to make technology deals without the approval of faculty members who would be affected.
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MOOC Evaluation: Beyond the Certificate of Completion

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This coming January will be my third year of involvement in MOOCs. Questions have come up in the last year around the issue of why students "drop out" and how to better retain students. Tied to the...
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Is Connectivism a Learning Theory or a Phenomenon?

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See on Scoop.it - How We Learn Connectivism: Its place in theory-informed research and innovation in technology-enabled learningThomas J Okon's insight:In my continual quest to understand how we le...
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A Surge in Growth for a New Kind of Online Course

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Three major sites have emerged in the last couple of years to offer massive open online courses, greatly expanding the opportunity to take college classes.
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MOOCs and the Gartner Hype Cycle: A very slow tsunami

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A lot can change in a year. Twelve months ago, the traditional universities were doomed, condemned to irrelevance by an onslaught of MOOCs. Not every last one of them was going to die; Sebastian Th...
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MOOC Mania Meets the Sober Reality of Education

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What are the benefits for the vast majority of students who, for various reasons, are not able to benefit significantly from taking a MOOC? Indeed, can the technologies on which MOOCs are built offer any benefits to average students?
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Reclaiming the Original Vision of MOOCs -- Campus Technology

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Massive open online courses were never meant to be dull and lonely. But how can the courses encourage more student-to-student and student-to-faculty interaction?
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Connectivism: 21st Century’s New Learning Theory

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"Transformed into a large collaborative learning environment, the Internet is comprised of information reservoirs namely, (a) online classrooms, (b) social networks, and (c) virtual reality or simulated communities, to expeditiously create, reproduce, share, and deliver information into the hands of educators and students."


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's comment, August 27, 2013 3:44 PM
Thanks for sharing this interesting paper Susan.
NLafferty's curator insight, August 28, 2013 5:28 AM

I think FOAMed is an expression of connectivism.

Bruno Winck, Kneaver's comment, August 28, 2013 9:39 AM
Interesting, subject, contents and all the references
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How MOOCs are Derailing Open Education: George Siemens ICDE World Conference Keynote

A pioneer of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), George Siemens of Athabasca University, Canada, is one of the impressive list of keynote speakers confirmed for ICDE’s World Conference to be hosted by Tianjin Open University, China, 16-18 October...
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The pedagogical foundations of massive open online courses | Glance | First Monday

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Pedagogy of MOOCs

Webinar given for University of Cape Town 17-Oct-2013 exploring the pedagogical differences between cMOOCs and xMOOCs. Pedagogical recommendations given alon...

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elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, February 17, 2014 6:21 AM

Some good points mentioned as a reminder but quality overal

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Udacity's Sebastian Thrun, Godfather Of Free Online Education, Changes Course

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He captivated the world with visions of self-driving cars and Google Glass and has signed up 1.6 million students for online classes. So why is he...
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Will MOOCs Change Campus Teaching?

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In an excerpt from his new e-book, The Chronicle's technology editor shows how MOOCs are raising the profile of teaching in the faculty.
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MOOCs and the Gartner Hype Cycle: A very slow tsunami

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A lot can change in a year. Twelve months ago, the traditional universities were doomed, condemned to irrelevance by an onslaught of MOOCs. Not every last one of them was going to die; Sebastian Th...
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Instead of a disillusionment trough, I propose that it is actually a reality awakening.  This would lead to a constant decay line into oblivion (just like VHS Classrooms).

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MOOCs Could Help 2-Year Colleges and Their Students, Says Bill Gates

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Community colleges have cast a wary eye toward massive open online courses, but they should be regarded as opportunities, the Microsoft co-founder says.
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Here is another example the untrained, uneducated, and ill-informed trying to educate college leaders on Schmoocs.

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MERLOT JOLT > Special Issue on Massive Open Online Courses

MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching Vol. 9, No. 2, March 2013
SPECIAL ISSUE ON MASSIVE OPEN ONLINE COURSES
  A Message from the MERLOT Executive Director: MOOCs, MERLOT, and Open Educational Services  Gerard L.
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Google and edX Create a MOOC Site for the Rest of Us - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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Lessons Learned From a Freshman-Composition MOOC - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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Ranting Against the MOOC

After reading another misinformed individual's attempt to "inform" us about MOOCs, I must vent.  This article was not in a peer-reviewed journal.  In fact it wasn't in any education-related journal...
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ICDE » News archive » 2013 » How MOOCs are derailing Open Education: George Siemens ICDE World Conference keynote

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A Presentation at MIT, by George Siemens

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(UPDATE on 7/29/2013: This talk was recorded and is available as a huge .mp4 file here.) George Siemens, one of the originators of the connectivist MOOC model, was on the MIT campus for a talk last...

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grainnehamilton's curator insight, August 1, 2013 10:32 AM

Fascinating insight into the original thinking behind MOOCs, connectivist learning and 'meeting the knowledge needs of a complex era' by one of the originators of MOOCs and author of the Connectivism learning theory. Open Badges are mentioned in relation to accreditation in this complex era and for amplifying the value of it through micro-credentialling - targeting specific tasks rather than a broad knowledge system.

Joao Augusto Ramos e Silva's curator insight, August 11, 2013 10:47 PM

Apresentação do George Siemens ao MIT.

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