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.
eduMOOC: Online Learning Today... and Tomorrow Program and Resources Expanding Daily!Visit Often for Updates! The gadget spec URL could not be found The Center for Online Learning, Research and Service at the University of Illinois Springfield welcomes you to a Massive Open Online Class (MOOC) on “Online Learning Today...and Tomorrow.” It will continue through August 19. It is totally open, free, and collaborative. About — Connectivism Description of Connectivism Connectivism is a learning theory for the digital age. Learning has changed over the last several decades. 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?
Theory and Practice of Online Learning ack in 1982, one reviewer hailed Athabasca University’s book Learning at a Distance: A World Perspective as “a miracle of educational publishing.” Open and distance learning has evolved through several mutations since then, and Athabasca has now brought us up to date with a wonderfully perceptive and complete guide to the theory and practice of online learning. Most of the authors are from Athabasca University and their shared experience of developing online learning within that extraordinarily successful open university allows them to analyse online learning for the wider world in an admirably coherent manner. Starting with a comprehensive summary of relevant educational theory, the book revisits, in a lively way, the great dichotomies that have marked the history of open and distance learning. How should we balance the social and individual aspects of study?
What Connectivism Is Posted to the Connectivism Conference forum (which hits a login window - click 'login as guest' (middle of the left-hand column) - I'm sorry, and I have already complained to the conference organizer). At its heart, connectivism is the thesis that knowledge is distributed across a network of connections, and therefore that learning consists of the ability to construct and traverse those networks. It shares with some other theories a core proposition, that knowledge is not acquired, as though it were a thing. Hence people see a relation between connectivism and constructivism or active learning (to name a couple). Where connectivism differs from those theories, I would argue, is that connectivism denies that knowledge is propositional. That is to say, these other theories are 'cognitivist', in the sense that they depict knowledge and learning as being grounded in language and logic.
Here a MOOC, there a MOOC « Lisa’s A couple of things came together recently, which is almost always my foundation for a blog post. First, Stanford University is about to offer an open, online course on Artificial Intelligence. Then, George Siemens posted about it in Google + (hey, cool, a G+ post has a permalink!) Week 01: Orientation You are not logged in.   Welcome to Change MOOC! Welcome to Change - a Massive Open Online Course. This email is a short introduction to the course facilitators and to what you can expect next week. The course schedule is here: free to share this sign up link with colleagues: tag: #change11 Heli connecting ideas » Blog Archive » Research about MOOC pedagogy Rita Kop, Helene Fournier and Sui Fai John Mak have published an article “A Pedagogy of Abundance or a Pedagogy to Support Human Beings? Participants Support on Massive Open Online Courses.” The article continues the research tradition (a short one!) which began after CCK08.
The Movement Toward Movement: Emerging Trend Promotes Nonstop Creativity There’s a movement happening in classrooms around the country. Okay, that’s wildly overstating it. Let’s try it again. There’s a gradual push toward getting students up off their butts.