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If Freire Made a MOOC: Open Education as Resistance
, Hybrid Pedagogy
On November 21 at the OpenEd Conference in Washington, DC, Sean Michael Morris and Jesse Stommel will present on critical digital pedagogy and MOOCs. This is the second of three articles that inspired that... The post If Freire Made a MOOC: Open Education as Resistance appeared first on Hybrid Pedagogy. [Link] Thu, 20 Nov 2014 08:00:53 +0000

Free Coursera PD, Thanks to The President - EdSurge
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Free Coursera PD, Thanks to The President EdSurge PD, FREE-D: At the Superintendent Summit in DC today, President Obama announced a new partnership with Coursera, in which the MOOC provider will offer free verified certificates for over three million teachers who take its professional development ... [Link] Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:29:52 GMT

MOOC offers overview of hospitality industry - Cornell Chronicle
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MOOC offers overview of hospitality industry Cornell Chronicle Four Cornell School of Hotel Administration (SHA) faculty members will introduce and explore the industry in a new massive open online course (MOOC) titled Introduction to Global Hospitality Management this spring. With the course, SHA seeks to expand ... [Link] Wed, 19 Nov 2014 22:29:06 GMT

Flipping the classroom paradigm - UCAR
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UCAR Flipping the classroom paradigm UCAR Clips from moderated panel discussions were a key part of the MOOC on climate science organized last summer by the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences. The 3- to 5-minute video clips originated from live webinars that included ... U of OK for-credit courses offered as MOOCsEducation Dive all 2 news articles » [Link] Tue, 18 Nov 2014 00:56:30 GMT

A Misapplication of MOOCs: Critical Pedagogy Writ Massive
, Hybrid Pedagogy
On November 21 at the OpenEd Conference in Washington, DC, Sean Michael Morris and Jesse Stommel will present on critical digital pedagogy and MOOCs. This is the second of three articles that... The post A Misapplication of MOOCs: Critical Pedagogy Writ Massive appeared first on Hybrid Pedagogy. [Link] Wed, 19 Nov 2014 08:00:36 +0000

Free report on #innovative #pedagogy, practices and use
, @Ignatia Webs
The Open University of the UK has just published a new report on innovative pedagogy (37 pages). This is a yearly report (compare it to NMC Horizon report, but with a pure pedagogical focus). In this report they look at ten innovations in teaching, learning and assessment that are gaining influence. I find the focus on social learning of interest, as the report states that "Education can be dramatically enhanced by social networks, a report from The Open University claims. Massive open social learning brings the power of social networks to people taking online courses, by ... [Link] Wed, 19 Nov 2014 08:31:00 +0000

Are MOOCs Working for Us? - Inside Higher Ed (blog)
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BU Today Are MOOCs Working for Us? Inside Higher Ed (blog) This post is the first in a four-part series on MOOC research at Davidson College. We begin with the rationale for our research design and will follow with posts about our planning process, implementation and results. This past spring I had the ... edX at One Year PlusBU Today all 2 news articles » [Link] Tue, 18 Nov 2014 02:18:25 GMT

Men Explain Technology to Me: On Gender, Ed-Tech, and the Refusal to Be Silent
, Hack Education
Here are the notes and the slides from what is (I hope) my last talk of 2014. I gave this this evening to University of Mary Washington, and then turned around and presented it again (online) to Alec Couros and Katia Hildebrandt's class EC&I 831. This is (I think) the last public talk I will give this year. It has been the most difficult one to prepare. I put a lot of myself — my ideas (obviously) and anecdotes from my life — into my talks. But when asked to speak to you today about gender and educational technology, I have found myself at a bit of a ... [Link] Tue, 18 Nov 2014 11:00:23 PST

Beyond the MOOC Model: Changing Educational Paradigms
, Stephen's Web ~ OLDaily
James G. Mazoue, EDUCAUSE Review, Nov 18, 2014 Though I disagree with a number of the details, this is on the whole a good article that effectively argues that the changes brought about by MOOCs are just beginning, and not in decline at all. James G. Mazoue identifies four major drivers of change that have become evident in the wake of MOOCs: MOOC-based degrees - "a quality online degree offered at scale for a nominal or greatly reduced cost is a more attractive alternative for many students" Competency-Based Education - "effectively enables individualized learning but ... [Link] [Tues], 18 Nov 2014 13:: -0400

Are MOOCs Working for Us?
, Connectivism | Scoop.it
See it on Scoop.it, via Connectivism [Link] Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:52:44 GMT

Why I Want To Grow As An Online Teacher
, Official WizIQ Teach Blog
Today’s guest blogger inspired me to go off on a storytelling search for meaningful quotes. Bonnie fox has uplifted me through her personal story. It’s... The post Why I Want To Grow As An Online Teacher appeared first on Official WizIQ Teach Blog. [Link] Tue, 18 Nov 2014 09:40:11 +0000

Critical Digital Pedagogy: a Definition
, Hybrid Pedagogy
On November 21 at the OpenEd Conference in Washington, DC, Sean Michael Morris and Jesse Stommel will present on critical digital pedagogy and MOOCs. This is the first of three... The post Critical Digital Pedagogy: a Definition appeared first on Hybrid Pedagogy. [Link] Tue, 18 Nov 2014 08:00:45 +0000

MIT Prof Uses MOOC To Flip Classroom - Campus Technology
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MIT Prof Uses MOOC To Flip Classroom Campus Technology According to a news release from MIT, the online course was very successful, with "a completion rate of 13 percent â double the normal for a MOOC â and 97.5 percent of the learners said that they were satisfied to extremely satisfied with the course.". [Link] Mon, 17 Nov 2014 16:29:29 GMT

EDEN research papers: OERs (inc. MOOCs), quality/assessment, social media, analytics and research methods
, Tony Bates
EDEN has now published a second report on my review of papers submitted to the EDEN research workshop in Oxford a couple of weeks ago. All the full papers for the workshop can be accessed here. Main lessons (or unanswered questions) I took away: OERs and MOOCs what does awarding badges of certificates for MOOCs or other […] [Link] Mon, 17 Nov 2014 23:02:23 +0000

U Oklahoma's Janux Flips the MOOC - Campus Technology
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Campus Technology U Oklahoma's Janux Flips the MOOC Campus Technology In a twist on the MOOC, OU's Janux learning platform makes the university's online courses (credit-bearing for OU students) available to anyone, anywhere. Founded on the belief that students learn best when interacting with other learners, Janux online ... [Link] Mon, 17 Nov 2014 22:55:20 GMT

Technology Readiness Level (TRL) math for innovative SMEs
, Stephen's Web ~ OLDaily
Display Serkan Bolat, Serkan Bolat, Nov 17, 2014 This overview of the concept of the 'technology readiness level' (TRL) is useful in the areas of innovation and technology development (we use it in-house at NRC). The idea is to distinguish between innovations that are still at the conceptual stage and those that are ready for production. Our MOOC technology reach 5 or 6, and did not receive project support to go further. Our personal learning environment software has reach level 4 in earlier prototypes and now we're trying to get it to 5 or 6, after which if it's ... [Link] Mon, 17 Nov 2014 10:: -0400

National OER Framework
, Stephen's Web ~ OLDaily
Display Paul Stacey, Musings on the Ed Tech Frontier, Nov 17, 2014 It's really interesting to read this longish post from Paul Stacey describing work he has done with the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization to promote the use and development of OER at a Pan-Arab level to institutions, teachers and students, and then his visit to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where he was hosted by Abdullah Almegren who leads the National Center for e-Learning & Distance Learning at the Ministry of Higher Education. He has a photo in the exact location I was ... [Link] Mon, 17 Nov 2014 08:: -0400

A MOOC sees its greatest impact in the classroom at MIT | MIT News - MIT News
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A MOOC sees its greatest impact in the classroom at MIT | MIT News MIT News He co-taught the massive online open course (MOOC) VJx on edX, as well as the residential version of the course, 21F.027, to students at MIT. The students in the residential class were assigned the MOOC video lectures and quizzes to complement their ... and more » [Link] Fri, 14 Nov 2014 18:20:08 GMT

Cousera pledges free MOOC certificates for military vets - Education Dive
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Education Dive Cousera pledges free MOOC certificates for military vets Education Dive Coursera, the for-profit education technology company and massive open online course (MOOC) provider, is offering each of the 21 million U.S. military veterans a free voucher to receive a verified certificate for one of hundreds of courses to help ... [Link] Thu, 13 Nov 2014 14:51:28 GMT

Why the fuss about MOOCs? Political, social and economic drivers
, Tony Bates
The end of MOOCs This is the last part of my chapter on MOOCs for my online open textbook, Teaching in a Digital Age. In a series of prior posts, I have looked at the strengths and weaknesses of MOOCs. Here I summarise this section and look at why MOOCs have gained so much attention. […] [Link] Mon, 17 Nov 2014 01:14:36 +0000

Strengths and weaknesses of MOOCs: Part 3, branding and cost
, Tony Bates
The story so far This is the fifth in a series of posts from my open textbook, Teaching in a Digital Age. I have already published four extracts from the book on MOOCs: the key design features of MOOCs (‘What is a MOOC?’) the differences between cMOOCs and xMOOCs the strengths and weaknesses of MOOCs, Part 1, […] [Link] Sat, 15 Nov 2014 22:20:25 +0000

Digital Labor & Geographies of Crisis #DL14
, Hack Education
I participated on a panel this morning at the Digital Labor conference. The panel title: Digital Labor & Geographies of Crisis. On the panel: Karen Gregory, Daniel Joseph, Matthew Tiessen, Austin Walker, Dan Greene, and myself. I've included my notes, along with the image that I used to frame my presentation and to provoke a discussion about what digital labor looks like in the classroom. After all, we aren't simply talking about teachers' labor; we need to talk about students' work too. The panel was really interesting as the participants all talked about crisis and labor in very ... [Link] Sat, 15 Nov 2014 11:04:55 PST

Move over MOOCs â Collaborative MOOC 2.0 is coming - University World News
, Connectivism | Scoop.it
See it on Scoop.it, via Connectivism [Link] Sat, 15 Nov 2014 13:46:22 GMT

A New Zealand analysis of MOOCs
, Tony Bates
Shrivastava, A. and Guiney, P. (2014) Technological Development and Tertiary Education Delivery Models: The Arrival of MOOCs  Wellington NZ: Tertiary Education Commission/Te Amorangi Mātauranga Matua Why this paper? Another report for the record on MOOCs, this time from the New Zealand Tertiary Education Commission. The reasoning behind this report: The paper focuses on MOOCs [rather than doing […] [Link] Sat, 15 Nov 2014 01:08:33 +0000

Hack Education Weekly News: Free MOOC Credentials for Veterans
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Congratulations to the European Science Agency, which this week landed the Philae spacecraft on a comet – the first such landing in history. Amazing. But a big thumbs-down to the agency and particularly to Rosetta Project scientist Matt Taylor for the sexist shirt he wore for the occasion. And gee, we wonder why women and girls feel unwelcome in science and technology. These sorts of microaggressions are pervasive – in the clothing and in comments like this from from Taylor, describing the landing: "the sexiest mission there’s ever been. She’s sexy, ... [Link] Fri, 14 Nov 2014 10:57:58 PST

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