Cloud Computing and Creativity: Learning on a Massive Open Online Course. Rita Kop [Frederika.Kop@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca] Fiona Carroll [firstname.lastname@example.org] National Research Council of Canada, Institute for Information Technology, Learning and Collaborative Technologies Group, 100, rue des Aboiteaux, suite 1113, Moncton, New Brunswick, E1A 7R1, Canada, [ This paper explores cloud computing and how it might advance learning and teaching, particularly in terms of social creativity and collaborative learning.
We present a study of a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) – a semi-autonomous learning environment mainly distributed on the cloud – in which Open Educational Resources were produced, researched and shared by participants worldwide. The objective of this research was to explore the level of importance of creativity for learning and then to closely investigate how this creativity might be fostered in such a ‘vast’ educational setting and what factors might be of importance to enhance creativity in open networked learning. Introduction What is cloud computing? Download Factors Affecting the Development of Personal Learning Network. Fournier kop barcelona research ple 2010 07072010 2. Download Researching the design and development of a Personal Learning Environment. Kop Fournier Self-directed learning Florida 2011. Research publications on Massive Open Online Courses and Personal Learning Environments.
People interested in Massive Open Online Courses will probably be aware of the research by Helene Fournier and me on Personal Learning Environments and MOOCs.
We carried out research in the MOOC PLENK2010 (The MOOC Personal Learning Environments Networks and Knowledge that was held in the fall of 2010). The data collected on this distributed course with 1641 participants has been massive as well. Its analysis has kept us and some fellow researchers busy over the past year. The research has resulted in a number of publications and I thought it might be useful to post links to all of our journal articles, conference papers and presentations that were published in relation to PLEs and MOOCs in one space. Each publication looks at the data from a different perspective, eg, requirements in a PLE, self-directed learning, learner support, creativity. The design and development of a personal learning environment: Researching the learning experience (Rita Kop) Rita eden valencia may 2010. The challenges to connectivist learning on open online networks: Learning experiences during a massive open online course. The PDF file you selected should load here if your Web browser has a PDF reader plug-in installed (for example, a recent version of Adobe Acrobat Reader).
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Kop and Fournier Learning Analytics Banff feb11. Facilitating Quality Learning in a Personal Learning Environment through Educational Research — CIDER. 134175 Views Description: The Canadian Initiative for Distance Education Research (CIDER) is a research initiative of the Centre for Distance Education, Canada's largest graduate and professional distance education programming provider, at Athabasca University, Canada's Open University.
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Participant support on massive open online courses Rita Kop, Hélène Fournier, John Sui Fai Mak Abstract This paper examines how emergent technologies could influence the design of learning environments. It will pay particular attention to the roles of educators and learners in creating networked learning experiences on massive open online courses (MOOCs). Keywords Connectivism; networked learning; media affordances; learner autonomy; presence; roles; educator Full Text: