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Mathieu Plourde

Today's Online Teacher: A MOOC - 1 views

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    The Blended Schools Network is hosting a massive open online course (MOOC). Starting on Monday, October 21, 2013 this course is designed for educators who wish to Learn the fundamentals of being a quality online teacher using a pre-built online course. Note: This course is designed for educators that have access to online course content via a course management system of their choosing (e.g. Blackboard, Canvas, Edmodo, Moodle etc.). If you do not have access to an online course the Blended Schools Network can provide you with a sample online course for use during the MOOC. This MOOC is an online course consisting of: Weekly online lesson content that can be completed at any time during the assigned week Weekly online collaboration activities that can be completed at any time during the assigned week Weekly online presentation and discussion sessions that can be attended live or viewed as a recording
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    This looked interesting - very interesting.....
Mathieu Plourde

MOOCs: What role do they have in higher education? - 0 views

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    There's nothing particularly new about MOOCs. Most universities have offered online courses for many years and the basic technologies involved - video lectures, discussion forums, tests, and the like - are the same we have used with on-campus and MOOC students. The only difference is the scale.
Mathieu Plourde

Scaffolding For Online Learning: Interview with Gilly Salmon, Author of E-Tivities - 0 views

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    "er book has a lot of practical advice for teachers, obviously. We want to talk to her about that. But I thought it would be interesting also, given the focus of our site at MOOC News and Reviews to ask her advice for students, and, of course, to get her observations about the addition of MOOCs into the online MOOC landscape. So we're going to cover all of those as much as we have time for."
Mathieu Plourde

MOOCs do not represent the best of online MOOC (essay) - 0 views

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    "Quality in online learning can be defined in many ways: quality of content, quality of design, quality of instructional delivery, and, ultimately, quality of outcomes. On the face of it, the organizing principles of learnings are at odds with widely observed best practices in online education, including those advocated by my organization, the Quality Matters Program. "
Mathieu Plourde

MOOCs Provide Unprecedented Insight Into How Students Learn - 0 views

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    "We are using the data from our initial offering of MOOCs to investigate the nuances of course persistence and completion, experiment with ways to measure MOOC outcomes such as peer-to-peer assessment, and discover and design new low-cost delivery models."
Mathieu Plourde

Faculty Coalition: It's Time to Examine MOOC and Online Ed Profit Motives - 1 views

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    A coalition of faculty groups has declared war against online learning, particularly massive open online courses (learnings), because it said it believes that the fast expansion of this form of education is being promulgated by corporations - specifically for-profit colleges and universities and education technology companies - at the expense of student education and public interest.
Mathieu Plourde

Revolution for Thee, Not Me - 0 views

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    "More than six million students are currently enrolled in online courses. There are now massive open online courses (MOOCs), in which universities and technology companies partner to design courses for thousands of students. Selingo also discusses how two colleges, the traditional Southern New Hampshire University and the newly developed Western Governors University (see John Gravois, "The College For-profits Should Fear," Washington Monthly, September/October 2011), are experimenting with competency-based online associate's degree programs, in which students are credited as soon as they show mastery of a subject rather than having to spend a set number of hours in class."
Mathieu Plourde

The Intrigue Of Coursera - 0 views

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    The reason is that the top universities do not offer the best teaching and learning experiences. Instead, their faculty members are incentivized heavily to focus on research at the expense of teaching. If a professor seeking tenure at one of these institutions receives a teaching award, it is often said that that professor has just received the kiss of death for her tenure hopes. If students learn at these institutions, it's often not because the teaching is so good, but because the students are so talented that they can absorb anything thrown at them (and it's worth noting that just because a professor is entertaining, does not mean it's a good learning experience).
Mathieu Plourde

Nice publicity, shame about the pedagogy - 1 views

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    ""There are good reasons to be anxious about universities...selling their name in exchange for something, and (suggesting) that the learning is somehow separate, different or less valuable," he said. "If what we've got is not worth anything - is worth giving away free - doesn't that feed into the general suspicion of experts that everyone's voice is equal, especially on the internet?""
Mathieu Plourde

Class2Go - Stanford Online - 0 views

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    "Welcome to Class2Go! We're Stanford Online's internal platform, designed to be an open platform for online learning and research."
Mathieu Plourde

Stanford faculty members share their online education experiences - 0 views

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    "Stanford faculty members are playing a leading role in exploring online education - and a number of them are now sharing experiences about their activities and what they are learning in a new series of videos available on the Stanford Online website."
Mathieu Plourde

UF trying to lasso online learning - 0 views

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    "To be top 10, you have got to be global," Elias Eldayrie, UF's vice president and CIO for Information Technologies, recently told the board of trustees. "You need to connect." Creating Unizin with Indiana University, the University of Michigan and Colorado State University was a year in the making, Eldayrie said.
Mathieu Plourde

Harvard Business School Online Courses - 0 views

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    "At Harvard Business School, we're getting disrupted by online learning," Christensen said recently at the World Business Forum in New York City. "It truly isn't as good, but does this technology, over time, get good enough to meet the needs of our customers? The answer is yes."
Mathieu Plourde

OCTEL | Open Course in Technology Enhanced Learning - 0 views

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    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.
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