Archive for April, 2015

Researching MOOCs

Posted: April 27, 2015 in Moodle MOOC posts

An article on Researching MOOCs by Pontydysgu –

OER15 Conference

Posted: April 20, 2015 in Moodle MOOC posts

Some notes on the OER15 Conference by Grainne Connole in her blog:

Call for OER Stories

Posted: April 17, 2015 in Moodle MOOC posts

A cal to submit OER stories in the scope of OER World Map project –

To be submitted to:

A story should have:
  • A title
  • A describing text which should be long enough to include interesting information but short enough to read it in little time. As a rule of thumb the desciption should not be longer than 5000 characters and answer the “Five W”-questions including a location, so that we can put the story on the map
  • An English Translation
  • A CC-BY 4.0 Licence
  • A photo which is connected to the story.
  • limit: 5.000 characters

An evaluation of the MOOC “Introduction to Environmental Science,” that took place in 2015, with the enrolment of  10,306 students from 168 countries:

“What was different [about the online course] was that it was like driving blind,” Friedland said. “I prepared this whole course with the help of my instructional designer, but we created this course with almost zero feedback with what people thought. When I’m giving a lecture, I’m constantly looking around. Is this person falling asleep or getting what I’m saying? With an online course, it’s very delayed feedback. You really have to project and guess how learners from other parts of the world learn.” 

Some research data on 68 edX courses in the past two years