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Vanessa Vaile

MOOC - The Resurgence of Community in Online Learning - 0 views

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  • Feeding Forward - We want participants to share their work with other people in the course, and with the world at large
  • Sharing is and will always be their choice.
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  • even more importantly, it helps others see the learning process, and not just the polished final result.
  • The Purpose of a MOOC
  • Coursera, for example, may want to support learning, but it is also a company that wants to make money at the same time
  • Organizations offer MOOCs in order to serve other objectives.
  • MOOCs serve numerous purposes, both to those who offer MOOCs, those who provide services, and those who register for or in some way ‘take’ a MOOC.
  • The original MOOC offered by George Siemens and myself had a very simple purpose at first: to explain ourselves.
  • there are different senses of learning
  • creating an open online course designed in such a way as to support a large (or even massive) learning community.
  • The MOOC as Community
  • Although we learn what we learn from personal experience, we usually learn what we learn from other people. Consequently, learning is a social activity, whether we immerse ourselves into what Etienne Wenger called a community of practice (Wenger, Communities of Practice: Learning, meaning and identity, 1999), learn what Michael Polanyi called tacit knowledge (Polanyi, 1962), and be able to complete, as Thomas Kuhn famously summarized, the problems at the end of the chapter. (Kuhn, 1962)
  • So online communities form around offline activities
  • With today’s focus on MOOCs and social networking sites (such as Facebook and Google+) the discussion of community per se has faded to the background.
  • Online educators will find themselves building interest based communities whether they intend to do this or not
  • Learning in the community of practice takes the form of what might be called ‘peer-to-peer professional development activities’
  • The MOOC is for us a device created in order to connect these distributed voices together, not to create community, not to create culture, but to create a place where community and culture can flourish,
  • The peer community by contrast almost by definition cannot be formed over the internet
  • created through proximity
  • online communities depend on a topic or area of interest
  • Community Access Points
  • This was a project that did more than merely provide internet access, it created a common location for people interesting in technology and computers (and blogs and Facebook)
  • The MOOCs George Siemens and I have designed and developed were explicitly designed to support participation from a mosaic of cultures.
  • It is worth noting that theorists of both professional and social networks speak of one’s interactions within the community as a process of building, or creating, one’s own identity.
  • danah boyd, studying the social community, writes, “The dynamics of identity production play out visibly on MySpace. Profiles are digital bodies, public displays of identity where people can explore impression management.
  • ecause imagery can be staged, it is often difficult to tell if photos are a representation of behaviors or a re-presentation of them
  • In both of these we are seeing aspects of the same phenomenon. To learn is not to acquire or to accumulate, but rather, to develop or to grow. The process of learning is a process of becoming, a process of developing one’s own self.
  • We have defined three domains of learning: the individual learner, the online community, and the peer community.
  • Recent discussions of MOOCs have focused almost exclusively on the online community, with almost no discussion of the individual learner, and no discussion peer community. But to my mind over time all three elements will be seen to be equally important.
  • three key roles in online learning: the student, the instructor, and the facilitator. The ‘instructor’ is the person responsible for the online community, while the ‘facilitator’ is the person responsible for the peer community.
  • recent MOOCs offered by companies like Coursera and Udacity have commercialized course brokering
  • a model that the K-12 community has employed for any number of years
  • where is the French-language community itself?
    post from Half an Hour: excellent explanation of how connectivist moocs work, what the difference is between them and x or wrapped moocs and what open is In this presentation Stephen Downes addresses the question of how massive open online courses (MOOCs) will impact the future of distance education. The presentation considers in some detail the nature and purpose of a MOOC in contrast with traditional distance education. He argues that MOOCs represent the resurgence of community-based learning and will describe how distance education institutions will share MOOCs with each other and will supplement online interaction with community-based resources and services. The phenomenon of 'wrapped MOOCs' will be described, and Downes will outline several examples of local support for global MOOCs. 
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105 MOOCs starting in Feb 2014 - 0 views

    105 MOOCs starting in Feb 2014 This is a list of 105 MOOCs starting this February (Feb 2014) and the list covers a variety of domain like Business & Management, Humanities, Medical Science, etc

#MOOC next Big Thing in XXI Century Education . Top 12 free tools you can use now to jo... - 0 views

    Just posted:Top 12 free tools you can use now to join/organize a #mooc .Add your feed-back if you like my post .
Dianne Rees

elearnspace › What is the theory that underpins our moocs? - 30 views

    The secret to a good MOOC? Embracing the "maker movement." Create stuff!
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Why and How MOOCs Can Help Indian Education? - 0 views

    Let's look at the benefits of MOOCs for a developing country like India.

Iversity German startup launch Education for everyone . 10 MOOC win 25.000 euro each an... - 0 views

    Iversity German startup launch Education for everyone . 10 MOOC win 25.000 euro each and everyone can enroll free

Helping Faculty Members Use Technology Is Top Concern in Computing Survey - Technology ... - 0 views

  • the top concern for campus information-technology departments across the country is how they can help faculty members move smoothly into the digital age of learning.
  • The survey found that as technology continues to grow on campuses—through both online classes and the increasing ubiquity of mobile devices—the ability of faculty members to use and integrate technology is a big concern.
  • focused on services, like user support and mobile computing, rather than on technology evolutions like cloud networking or upgrades in existing networks.
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  • only 29 percent said they were a reliable way to gain new revenue.
  • and they were particularly wary of the idea that MOOCs would prove to be good sources of revenue for their colleges.
  • For nearly 80 percent of those who replied to the survey, helping faculty members acclimate to new classroom technologies was their biggest concern for the next two or three years.
  • At community colleges, about 11 percent outsourced online resources for students.
  • University of Missouri's Division of Information Technology, filled out the survey for his institution. Top priorities for Missouri, he said, include integrating classroom technology and accommodating mobile users.
  • classes move to online platforms, he said, students and faculty members must adjust not only to using learning-management systems like Blackboard, but also to doing things like capturing video for online courses
  • "We've moved from the 2,000-year-old paradigm of standing in front of a class."
  • 67 percent of those surveyed thought investments in library resources and services were "very effective," while only 42 percent thought spending on online courses and programs was effective.
  • About 86 percent of those surveyed said planning for tablets would be important for IT departments, and 82 percent said planning for smartphones would be essential as well
  • "Fifteen years ago we were concerned with Ethernet and getting everyone wired," he said. "And now the clamor from students is for wireless."
    Faculty remain suspicious of MOOCs and other online technologies but must recognize online education is a crucial component in any college setting. Students no longer have to be physically on campus they can learn anytime anywhere online learning is a work in progress.
    Faculty remain suspicious of MOOCs and other online technologies but must recognize online education is a crucial component in any college setting. Students no longer have to be physically on campus they can learn anytime anywhere online learning is a work in progress.
Nik Peachey

Digital Classrooms MoveNote | - 0 views

    Digital Classrooms MoveNote #edtech #edapp #edtools #flipclass #mooc #elt #esl #k12 #ell
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The Definition of a MOOC - 6 views

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