20 questions (and answers) about MOOCs « Dave's Educational Blog I was asked by the excellent Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach to speak to her PLP class about MOOCs, and, while we had what i thought was an excellent forty minute chat, there were tons of comments that i never had the chance to address. As i look over the questions they asked, I see that in answering their questions i have a chance to lay out many of the thoughts that I have had about MOOCs while they have been all the rage here on the internet in the last few weeks. I opened the discussion with a quick personal intro to my contribution to the MOOC discussion and then we moved to Q & A. Feel free to skim along and pick up the part of the discussion that interests you. Intro
How to deploy XWiki to Jelastic cloud: step-by-step tutorial If you are a fan of XWiki, or you haven’t had a chance yet to try it, here is your chance to see how easy it is to use with Jelastic. XWiki is a free wiki software platform written in Java that is pretty cool and useful. BTW XWiki Enterprise is edited by both, the XWiki Community and XWiki SAS. It allows for the storing of structured data and the execution of server side script within the wiki interface. Let’s deploy XWiki to Jelastic cloud right now! 1.
Readings in Social Media 2013 - Serendipity35 This will be the fourth summer that I will teach my graduate class in designing social media. Every year, I have asked online for suggestions of book (not usually "textbooks") for the class which is part of the MS in Professional and Technical Communication at NJIT . Students in the PTC program tend to be (or intend to be) designers, technical writers, media & social media managers, but I always get a few students from the management, communications, media, IT and design majors. The course examines how organizations use social media as communication tools for marketing, education & training and community building and students do social media surveys and create strategy proposals for actual organizations. Making the reading selection process itself a social media project seems appropriate. Books and readings in social media go out of date so quickly that it seems foolish to rely on a traditional textbook.
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Working with Google Drive Please note: this page reflects operations in MindMup 1.0. Version 2.0 only works with Google Drive, and supports collaboration out of the box. For information on connecting the 2.0 version to Google drive, and transferring maps from 1.0 to 2.0, see MindMup 2.0 For Google Drive Migration guide. The Promise of ERAST The Promise of ERAST Oct. 2004 A key anniversary in the development of uninhabited air vehicles quietly passed this fall. Why Some Colleges Are Saying No to MOOCs, at Least for Now - Technology By Steve Kolowich Amherst College, known for its selectivity, is accustomed to sending rejection notices. But when the liberal-arts beacon this month turned down an invitation to join the exclusive partnership of colleges offering massive open online courses through edX, it nonetheless drew surprise from many corners of academe.
Infinity Imagined A stereo image of Jupiter’s atmosphere, derived from data collected by the Juno spacecraft during perijove 3. These images, taken at different point in the orbit, can be combined to reveal the 3D structure and relief of clouds in the southern atmosphere. To see the image in 3D, relax the eyes until the white circles overlap, then look at the image. Alternatively the image can be viewed with Google Cardboard or another VR device. Image source: NASA Processing: James Tyrwhitt-Drake
OERu 13.10 report From WikiEducator Group photo of the attendees at the 2nd meeting of OERu anchor partners on the occasion of the official launch of the OERu. The second meeting of OERu anchor partners and international launch of the OERu collaboration was hosted by Thompson Rivers University on 31 October and 1 November 2013 in Kamloops, Canada. Sir John Daniel, open learning visionary and former UNESCO Assistant Director General of Education, was the guest of honour and formally launched the OERu website on 1 November 2013.