Skip to main content

Home/ EDUC 439/639 Social Networking - Fall 2012/ Group items tagged MOOC UK

Rss Feed Group items tagged

Mathieu Plourde

FutureLearn - Learning for Life - 1 views

  •  
    "Enjoy free online courses from leading UK and international universities."
Mathieu Plourde

OCTEL | Open Course in Technology Enhanced Learning - 0 views

  •  
    This is an online course to help you understand better how to use technology to enhance your teaching practice. The course is aimed primarily at people teaching at Higher Education level, whether in Higher Education Institutions or Further Education Colleges.
Mathieu Plourde

MOOCs - massive open online courses: jumping on the bandwidth - 0 views

  •  
    "Regardless of the goal of MOOCs - be it for profit or idealism - there are genuine educational concerns that need to be closely monitored. A course with 10,000 (or even 1,000) students enrolled cannot foster any significant discussion. Yes, teaching assistants (TAs) can be employed to groups of 100-200 students for online questions etc, but that may not be so simple. About 100 TAs would be needed for a modest-sized MOOC of 10,000 students. Even for the lecturer to organise 100 TAs would be a Herculean task. Another serious concern is evaluation. How can one evaluate 20,000 students taking a course? Yes, electronic quizzes and multiple-choice tests can be given to monitor progress - if the material is suitable for such types of questions. But what about material in the social sciences and humanities that might be harder to evaluate (than science) without essay-style answers? I've already seen that companies are attempting to write computer programs that will grade essays. But as one educator put it, how can a programmer include wit and style for evaluation in such a program?"
Mathieu Plourde

Advancing a vision of lifelong learning in 2030 - 0 views

  •  
    In the OER4Adults survey, we identified over 170 OER Initiatives across Europe and other countries (mainly the US). Many of these initiatives - those who provide OER for adult and lifelong learning - are from the higher education, vocational and school sectors. These initiatives assume that the primary users of OER are teachers and registered students, but the might not necessarily think about 'nonformal' learners.
Mathieu Plourde

Open online courses - an avalanche that might just get stopped - 0 views

  •  
    "The bottom line is that there really is no replacement for face-to-face interaction between academics and students. Digital and online methods can enrich those interactions, but it seems unlikely they can replace them in anything other than a greatly impoverished way without the investment of considerable resources. No wonder 72% of those who have taught moocs over the past three years believe students who took their classes had not done sufficient work to deserve credit from their institution."
1 - 5 of 5
Showing 20 items per page