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Pedagogy First!

Pedagogy First!
Here I go thinking that I can quickly finish this task as I’m on catch up mode big time. I should have known better!! Having watched the video and read the articles, I am left thinking about Issac Asimov’s Foundation series. First the video I usually turn up my nose at theory as I see myself as a more application person, but the content of this video totally hooked me. As time went on and as my study needs changed, I moved to extramural study (management and maths) in the late 1980s to the early 2000s. Coming back to face to face teaching (IT) in the mid 200s was an interesting time because the Internet was here and making a big impact. Now of course, we are hit by the Web 2.0 tools and I have been introduced to the connectivism mode which this course is all about – designing my own learning environment, finding out what works for me and trying new things. If I look at my teaching style, I am definitely of the constructivism mode. An example of this from my current teaching. Related:  Exemples de MOOCExemples

Course: bonkopen2012: Instructional Ideas and Technology Tools for Online Success CourseSites by Blackboard Instructional Ideas and Technology Tools for Online Success Free, Open Course With Dr. Curt Bonk: The live course had ended, but please enjoy the course at your own pace! Description: Motivating students and creating community within blended and online learning environments are crucial to academic achievement and success. This open course will provide both theoretical concepts and practical tools for instructors to improve motivation, retention, and engagement within blended and online courses. Course Objectives: • Identify and apply relevant motivational strategies and instructional techniques • Construct thinking skill options for different types of learners and subjects• Design and share innovative thinking skill activities as well as unique cooperative learning• Map and apply instructional models and ideas to online learning tools Self-Enroll below to get started today! Instructor(s): Open Educational Resource Author(s) Curtis Bonk Ph.D. Contributor(s) Version 5

Personal Learning Envronments Networks and Knowledge ~ PLENK 2010 First Steps into Learning & Teaching in Higher Education: 21 May – 22 June '12 | #fslt12 The Open Line mooc – HEA/JISC/Oxford Brookes University Read the final report here (pdf). Also available on the HEA project website. Dissemination outputs for the project can be found here. First Steps will run again as an Open Online Course from 8 May – 14 June 2013. Welcome to the First Steps into Learning and Teaching in Higher Education massive open online course (mooc). (Opening Statement Transcript) First Steps into Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, is targeted at new lecturers, people entering higher education teaching from other sectors and postgraduate students who teach. Building on OCSLD’s experience of running courses for a national and international audience, First Steps into Learning and Teaching in Higher Education will be an open online course, free to the global academic community, with peer and general tutor support. The course also offers assessment, leading to an OCSLD Certificate, for up to 25 participants.

Checklist for strong elearning » Making Change Do you want a checklist you can use to evaluate your learning design? Here’s my contribution (PDF). I’m calling it a checklist because several people have asked for one, but it’s not really a checklist. Instead of checking a box to say, “Yup, got that covered!” There are 14 items to evaluate. This range-finding approach acknowledges that we’re all facing forces that push us toward information dumps. The tool can also be used to clarify what I intend to be the end result of action mapping.

Is it or is it not a MOOC? (#eduMOOC) The latest massively open course, offered by Stanford University on Artificial Intelligence is raising the question again. What exactly does a course need to be in order to be classified as a MOOC? There has been some discussion on this Google Plus thread started by George Siemens. Osvaldo challenges that the course itself is too structured to be MOOC. So, I wonder, how do we define a MOOC? I think there are two ways we can do this, either literally as a "Massively Open Online Course" and look at each word in the definition to provide critical for inclusion, or we can go back to the roots of a MOOC and add that a MOOC must also be the realization of connectivism pedagogy – which adds additional criteria – specially those that define connectivism. Let's start with the words that make up MOOC: M – Massive – How do we define massive? O – Open – How do we define openness. O – Online – I'm not sure there is much debate on this one. C – Course – Now this is a big one.

EpCoP MOOC - network space for the eportfolios massive open online course Welcome to CCK11 ~ CCK11 A Close Up Look at an Upcoming May MOOC Wow. Seems this week is filled with news of online education start-ups and the beginnings of universities that offer massive open online classes (MOOCs). Here are three such articles from the past two days alone. 1. Online-Education Start-Up Teams With Top-Ranked Universities to Offer Free Courses, by Nick DeSantis, Chronicle of Higher Education, April 18, 2012. 2. 3. With all the announcements lately about open education and free online courses, I thought I should do one too. Well anyway, here is the news. This course will be free and open to anyone with Web access. Blackboard Note related to the event: According to Blackboard, "As a free resource for individual educators, CourseSites has removed a common barrier of access to teaching and learning technology. Per Blackboard: Announcing a Free, Open Course With Dr. Course Title: Instructional Ideas and Technology Tools for Online Success Link to the landing page: Interest Form Blog Announcement: Empowering You Through Openness and Choice

Guild eBooks: Handbook on Synchronous e-Learning January 16, 2007 The eLearning Guild’s Handbook on Synchronous e-Learning is intended for anyone who wants to produce, lead, or promote live, interactive learning events on the Web. Novices will find information on what other people are doing in this medium, which kinds of training and education are best suited to it, how to convert existing classroom content for delivery online, how to lead effective and compelling live learning events on the Web, and how to promote these events to obtain maximum participation. More experienced practitioners will find a wealth of ideas that they can use to improve or enhance their current processes. All readers will find job aids, references, examples, and information to significantly reduce the amount of time required to produce online learning events. This e Book was made possible by a generous contribution from WebEx Communications. The content of all Guild eBooks is FREE.

MOOC – A solution to Higher Education and Future Learning Is MOOC the solution to future learning, especially online education and learning in Higher Education? Our past experience with MOOC has interesting results. There are huge potential in its use, though there are still lots of challenges as I would like to share “our views” and experiences below: There has been a few rounds of MOOC conversation and lots of unanswered questions, relating especially to Stephen’s response to David Wiley’s response on knowledge transfer. I think this depends on what sort of knowledge that we are referring to. Is learning related to the transfer, transmission or replication of information or knowledge in MOOC? So, there are differences in views and understanding of the concept of knowledge and learning within a complex learning environment (epistemology and ontology), amongst academics, scholars, researchers, educators and learners. Photo credit: from George Siemens Would a structured course like that offered in Stanford University on AI also be called a MOOC?

Open Learning Design Studio (OLDS) - Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) The project will design, deliver and evaluate an 8-10 week Open Learning Design Studio MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) focusing on the theme of curriculum design with OERs, to be held in early 2013. Open to individual educators from across the UK HE, FE, and community and skills sectors, the MOOC will aim: to increase the uptake of OERs through embedding the use of curriculum design tools, practices and approaches in individual practice and design team culture; to empower practitioners to become change agents in their local contexts; and to produce a collection of CC-licensed OER resources for wider use after the MOOC ends. Weekly activities will feature a range of presenters with a focus on foregrounding successful JISC and HEA funded UK projects and giving UK practitioners access to (and opportunity to learn from) some of the best of European initiatives. Further details regarding how to get involved, start dates, and core themes will be announced during the summer. Project Outputs

Expé. d'un MOOC sur les usages du eportfolio 2011 Do you want to know all about eportfolios? Then join us here in this Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) and experience the What, Why, How, Where, So What, Now What and Then What of creating and reflecting in Eportfolios! The learnspace is a library, a resource kit, a gallery, a classroom, and a communication portal - a space for participants to learn collaboratively about Eportfolios. The learnspace has also provided a space for the EpCoP design team to discuss, select and gather relevant resources, activities, communications and networks that are structured to help practitioners to build an awareness of the power of Eportfolios and to develop the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for: VET practitioners developing a professional e-portfolio to support their CPD needs (eg industry and professional currency)

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