MOOCs, SPOCs and next generation Open Access Learning
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Examining the development of the Massive Open Online Course and its variants.
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#ETMOOC | A MOOC about educational technology & media – Coming January 2013

MOOC = Massive Open Online Course

"This space will act as an information hub for #etmooc, an open, online experience that is designed to facilitate & nurture conversations around the thoughtful integration of educational technology & media in teaching and learning.

Think of #etmooc as an experience situated somewhere between a course and a community. While there will be scheduled webinars and information shared each week, we know that there is a lot more that we will collectively need to do if we want to create a truly collaborative and passionate community.

We’re aiming to carry on those important conversations in many different spaces – through the use of social networks, collaborative tools, shared hashtags, and in personalized spaces. What #etmooc eventually becomes, and what it will mean to you, will depend upon the ways in which you participate and the participation and activities of all of its members. Let’s see if we can create something that is not just another hashtag – and, not just another course.

Some exciting topics will be explored during the #etmooc experience. We’ll be leading conversations around many of the recently popularized technologies, media and literacies including social/participatory media, blended/online learning environments, digital literacies, open education, digital citizenship/identity, copyright/copyleft, and multimedia in education. We hope that this list of topics will grow as we expand our membership and tap into the expertise of our participants. However it is not the topics that we cover, but it is what we discover, create and share together that will be critical to the success of the etmooc experience."

"Topics & Tentative Schedule

The 2013 tentative schedule of topics is found below. More detailed information will be provided soon, including exact dates and connection information. Each topic is 2 weeks long so that there is adequate attention and depth.

Welcome (Jan 13-19): Welcome Event & Orientation to #etmooc

- Topic 1 (Jan 20-Feb. 2): Connected Learning – Tools, Processes & Pedagogy
- Topic 2 (Feb 3-16): Digital Storytelling – Multimedia, Remixes & Mashups
- Topic 3 (Feb 17-Mar 2): Digital Literacy – Information, Memes & Attention
- Topic 4 (Mar 3-16): Digital Citizenship – Identity, Footprint, & Social Activism
- Topic 5 (Mar 17-30): The Open Movement – Open Access, OERs & Future of Ed."


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Jim Lerman's curator insight, December 21, 2012 2:22 AM

Looks like it's going to be a great course.

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How Stanford plans to teach the world with open-source online classes

How Stanford plans to teach the world with open-source online classes | MOOCs, SPOCs and next generation Open Access Learning | Scoop.it
Online classes are nothing new, but the University of Western Australia wants to take the technology one step further with the help of Stanford's recently launched Class2Go platform. Using an...
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Information Literacy Weblog: Open University announces a MOOC on OERs

Information Literacy Weblog: Open University announces a MOOC on OERs | MOOCs, SPOCs and next generation Open Access Learning | Scoop.it

Design Studio MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) focusing on the theme of curriculum design with OERs (Open Electronic Resources), to be held in Autumn 2012. This course will be valuable for anyone seeking to develop their professional skills and experience in curriculum design, learning design and use of OERs in education. In particular the course will appeal to new and established HE and FE lecturers, to those completing professional certificates in teaching, and to researchers and managers of teaching and learning innovation." Register your interest at http://goo.gl/j5jIe

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Massive Open Online Course - Creative Commons

Massive Open Online Course - Creative Commons | MOOCs, SPOCs and next generation Open Access Learning | Scoop.it
Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators.
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Broadcast Education: a Response to Coursera | Open Education | HYBRID PEDAGOGY

Broadcast Education: a Response to Coursera | Open Education | HYBRID PEDAGOGY | MOOCs, SPOCs and next generation Open Access Learning | Scoop.it
Hybrid Pedagogy is an academic and networked journal of teaching and technology that combines the strands of critical and digital pedagogy to arrive at the best social and civil uses of technology and digital media in education.

 

Granted, I’ve only gotten a glance at what Coursera is doing; nonetheless, they appear to be offering the same brand of content that CCCO offered a decade ago -- but without the innovations and interactivity available when I left the school. The one extra thing they’ve added are video-taped lectures by well-known professors -- professors who, it turns out, don’t actually teach the course (I received an e-mail from a course “staff member”).

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Online standards the new challenge

Online standards the new challenge | MOOCs, SPOCs and next generation Open Access Learning | Scoop.it
ONLINE open courseware and the connected rising interest in e-portfolios for student assessment will be as much of challenge for standards as it is now for the educators looking to adapt their curricula.

 

ONLINE open courseware and the connected rising interest in e-portfolios for student assessment will be as much of challenge for standards as it is now for the educators looking to adapt their curricula. Griffith University vice-chancellor Ian O'Connor said changes sweeping university teaching would create new challenges for those attempting to monitor academic standards.

 

But it will inevitably lead to a greater focus on the assessment of student outcomes and graduate capabilities.

 

The growth of massive open online courses, backed by the likes of Stanford, Harvard and MIT, are impossible to ignore and universities are increasingly taking advantage of such content.

Deakin University has said it will embed some of these MOOCs into its own curriculum. Others, such as University of Technology, Sydney, are looking to follow suit.

At the same time, online technology is making it easier for universities to develop and share high-quality content.

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