Archive for October, 2013

An article by Jenny Mackness about her recent experiences in xMOOCs and the impact the first cMOOC (Siemens/Downes) had on new perspectives of Education.

I also see advantages in more open MOOCs, more interactive and more discussion based, but I can’t say that I haven’t benefited from other MOOCs that run in more closed LMS or more activity-based.  I think it depends on the purposes and learning outcomes. The most important is that more and more opportunities to participate in MOOCs are there and it’s up to each one of us take the best of it. They are free and nobody is compelled to participate if expectations are not corresponded.

http://jennymackness.wordpress.com/2013/10/22/cmoocs-and-xmoocs-key-differences/

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Critique to MOOCs

Posted: October 18, 2013 in Moodle MOOC posts
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An article on certain MOOCs lack of creativity, by Chris Parr

Mooc creators criticize courses’ lack of creativity

Experiences with MOOCs

Posted: October 18, 2013 in Moodle MOOC posts
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Perspectives of a participant in two MOOCs – http://www.hybridpedagogy.com/Journal/files/Tales_of_a_MOOC_Dropout.html

A new MOOC on The Future of Storytelling is about to start on the 25th October 2013, by the Univ. Potsdam – https://iversity.org/courses/the-future-of-storytelling?r=e7a1a

What to Expect

Together with a whole network of media researchers, creators and students we will:
– learn storytelling basics such as antagonist/protagonist relationships, narrative/narrated time, …
– have a look at exciting current media projects
– analyze how they are designed and executed based on aforementioned basics
– and discuss how (and if) new online tools and formats change the way stories are told and perceived.

The 8-chapter course starts on October 25th, 2013 and ends on December 20th, 2013.

A new MOOC on Web tools for schools has started on the 7th October

https://learn.canvas.net/courses/96

Course Outcomes

    1. Explore different online tools that can be incorporated in the K-12 classroom
    2. Examine the uses of the online tools for both teacher-led and student driven activities
    3. Identify good practices for implementing tools in the classroom

Twitter hashtag- #k12mooc  and a Facebook Group

Introduction video