February 5, 2013
It had to happen at some time, and not sure if it was karmic retribution or chaos theory, or plain old sod's law that this week the first high profile MOOC collapse occurred with the pulling of Georgia Tech's Fundamentals of Online EducationCoursera MOOC.
As many have already commented the route of the problem [...]
January 27, 2013
It's half way through week three of #oldsmooc, and once again I have been distracted from the actual course by the possiblities (and opportunities) that a bit of tweaking to Cloudworks could offer. One of the comments Tony Hirst made last week about the practicalities of including some of the network visualisation experiments he [...]
January 24, 2013
Like many others I was introduced to A Bill of Rights for Learners in a Digital Age" yesterday. And like a few others was slightly confused by it. I think there is maybe a slight tendency for us the UK to be slightly skeptical of anything claiming to be a "bill of rights". It's a bit [...]
January 18, 2013
Well I have survived week 1 of #oldsmooc and collected my first online badge for doing so -#awesome. My last post ended with a few musings about networks and visualisation.
I'm also now wondering if a network diagram of cloudscape (showing the interconnectedness between clouds, cloudscapes and people) would be helpful ? Both [...]
January 14, 2013
So my 2013 mooc adventures have started with #oldsmooc, the OU (UK) open course on learning design. As this mooc has evolved from a number or projeccts in the JISC Currriculum Design programme (notably OULDI) and has benefitted from a small additional amount JISC funding to get it up and running.
As with [...]
December 11, 2012
One of the most enjoyable aspects of the programme support aspect of my job is that I get to find out about a lot of really innovative work taking place across a diverse range of UK universities. On the flip side of this, I do sometimes yearn to be part of the development of projects [...]
August 21, 2012
This is my final post on my experiences of the #moocmooc course that ran last week, and I want to share a few of my reflections on the role of analytics (and in this case learning analytics), primarily from my experiences as a learner on the course. I should point out that I have [...]
August 17, 2012
It's coming to the end of the week long #moocmooc course and today's activity is to design our own MOOC. Once again the course team have encouraged collaboration have used a google doc as collaborative space to share ideas and form ad hoc teams this Google Doc.
I've had a fascinating morning exploring [...]
August 16, 2012
Another day, another activity, but luckily for me using one of my favourite web tools storify.
[View the story "What I've learnt from #moocmooc so far" on Storify]
August 14, 2012
So I survived day 1 of #moocmooc, and the collaborative task of creating a 1,000 word essay explaining the history, context and potential and potential pitfalls of MOOCs, worked surprisingly well. Thanks to the people in the group I was assigned to, who took charge and got things done. I'm curating the resources/ recommended [...]