Archive for December, 2013

Deeper Learning MOOC

Posted: December 25, 2013 in Moodle MOOC posts

Deeper Learning MOOC promoted by P2P University, January 2014.

Tips for planning a MOOC

Posted: December 5, 2013 in Moodle MOOC posts

A slideshare by Ignatia de Waard with recommendations to plan a MOOC

80 Percent of MOOC Students Already Have a College Degree

One hopes that MOOcs will reach other less qualified population. As a recent phenomenon it’s natural that the more advanced and priviledged may be the ones to benefit. It takes time to spread the advantages of MOOCs and some time for non-english speaking countries to organize their own MOOCs

MOOC Platforms

Posted: December 5, 2013 in Moodle MOOC posts

An article of Donald Clark about platforms used to deliver MOOCs –

«As the MOOCosphere expanded, more and more platforms sprung into action, such as the open source platform EdX and the Coursera…

New platforms, such as Futurelearn and Canvas…

Cloud platforms are intended from the ground up to be constructed from software components and are able to take advantage of cloud computing’s ability to ‘elastically scale’ and as a result eliminate the high capital overhead associated with the ‘stepped’ costs typical of second generation platforms such as Blackboard and Desire2Learn and SAP, (and Moodle) who are starting to feeling the competition.»












World Wide Ed


eLearning stats in the article «Top 10 eLearning Statistics for 2014»

elearning stats infographic

A MOOC by edX on Walt Whitman’s poetry starting in 15 January 2014.

A module in a course that surveys 300+ years of poetry in America, from the Puritans to the avant-garde poets of this new century, the course covers individual figures (Poe, Whitman, Dickinson, Frost, Williams, Hughes), major poetic movements (Firesides, Modernist, New York, Confessional, L-A-N-G-U-A-G-E) and probes uses of poetry across changing times. Who, and what, are poems for? For poets? Readers? To give vent to the soul? To paint or sculpt with words? Alter consciousness? Raise cultural tone? Students will read, write about and also recite American poems.

Another version of this beautiful poem –

A MOOC from edX on Public Speaking, starting on 7 February 2014.

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Design and deliver basic arguments clearly.
  • Design and deliver informative presentations clearly.
  • Design and deliver complex arguments persuasively.
  • Speak confidently with appropriate rate, projection, movement, and vocal variety.
  • Evaluate and critique speeches insightfully.