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Mathieu Plourde

Connectivism and Connective Knowledge - 1 views

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    "Connectivism and Connective Knowledge Essays on meaning and learning networks May 19, 2012. 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. The bulk of this work is devoted to tracing the implications of this thesis in learning. Yes, this could have been a shorter book - and perhaps one day I'll author a volume without the redundancies, false starts, detours and asides, and other miscellany. Such a volume would be sterile, however, and it feels more true to the actual enquiry to stay true to the original blog posts, essays and presentations that constitute this work."
Mathieu Plourde

Seven Real Signs of Surrender - 0 views

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    "So here are seven real signs of surrender in higher ed generally "
Mathieu Plourde

Evaluating a MOOC - 0 views

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    "The person taking the MOOC is like a person reading a book, playing a game, or taking a trip to the city. It is impossible to talk about 'the objective' of such an activity - some people want to learn something (and others something else), others are doing it for leisure (and others as part of their job), others to make friends (and others to get away from their friends for a while), etc."
Mathieu Plourde

MOOS (Stephen Downes) - 0 views

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    "Discussion of the concept of Massive Open Online Courses as they evolved from the development of open online learning and evolved into a means of offering social and immersive learning online. The context was a discussion of officials from the University College of the North in manitoba, which is mandated to provide learning to numerous communities scattered across a large northern environment. For audio and vidio please see http://www.downes.ca/presentation/314 "
Mathieu Plourde

The MOOC Guide - 2 views

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    The purpose of this document is two-fold: - to offer an online history of the development of the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) - to use that history to describe major elements of a MOOC
Mathieu Plourde

How could cMOOCs be designed and incorporated under an institutional framework? - 0 views

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    "Should MOOC be designed to support specific personal learning objectives, whilst not compromising the specific course (or commercial) objectives?"
Mathieu Plourde

Evaluating a MOOC - 0 views

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    "MOOC success, in other words, is not individual success. We each have our own motivations for participating in a MOOC, and our own rewards, which may be more or less satisfied. But MOOC success emerges as a consequence of individual experiences. It is not a combination or a sum of those experiences - taking a poll won't tell us about them - but rather a result of how those experiences combined or meshed together."
Mathieu Plourde

Sustainability and MOOCs in Historical Perspective - 1 views

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    "Keynote presentation delivered to Simposio Internacional Estado Actual Y Prospectiva De La Educacion Virtual, Bogota, Colombia. Overview of the historical factors leading to the development of massive open online courses, and discussion of what this history can tell us of the sustainability of MOOCs in the future."
Mathieu Plourde

DIY, says 'edupunk' star. Distortion and sell-out, say critics - 0 views

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    ""The way do-it-yourself learning is depicted in her guide, it substitutes presentations, resources and materials from professors and books for presentations, resources and materials online through videos and online documents," he says. "There is no sense that it is do-it-yourself learning; it's just putting digital in place of traditional learning materials.""
Mathieu Plourde

K-12 MOOCs and Communities - 0 views

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    "My question is about what tools do you think I should use to connect students with genres or communities of practice based on their personal interests"
Mathieu Plourde

A MOOC and LOOC? - 0 views

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    "Today it was about a LOOC. Yes that is right, instead of a Massive Open Online Course it is a Little Open Online Course. The University of Maine is experimenting with opening up some courses for free to between 2 and 7 students. These students will be treated as any other student in the class with the same expectations and opportunities to complete assignments and exams if they wish. However, they will not receive credit for their work. They can decide to become a paying student before the normal add/drop period ends."
Mathieu Plourde

New Forms of Assessment: measuring what you contribute rather than what you collect - 0 views

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    "Suppose instead students were rewarded for cooperation. Not collaboration; this is just the school-level emulation of the creation of cliques and corporations. Cooperation, which is a common and ad hoc creation of interactions and exchanges for mutual value.  Cooperative behaviours include exchanges of goods and services, agreement on open standards and protocols, sharing of resources in common (and open) pools, and similar behaviours. "
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