More about MOOCs


More about MOOC s @ALDinHE

I went to the talk by the innovative team at the University of Northampton who are working on a combination of a MOOC/SOOC (small online open access course!)! Launching for 13,500 potential students this summer so no pressure there then!…..and one iteration will link to a 10 credit module, be facilitated/ peer reviewed by student ambassadors- a study skills for academic success. Other talks re ‘things MOOC’ various snippets caught my attention –
the difference between “C” constructivist MOOCs and ‘X’ MOOCs which are more structured and directive. Suggested ways forward is a hybrid MOOC
Platforms – Coursera, Udacity, Futurelearn, EdX
Badges are of interest
Pilot MOOCs with sixth forms students

Ones people have tried and liked

http://octel.alt.ac.uk/ just started, on coursera and run by the ALT C crew

Sian Baynes digital cultures one starts again Nov 2014

And was fascinated by this Shakespeare one

http://www.shakespeare.org.uk/visit-the-houses/whats-on.html/mooc.html

already run but resources are there

some excellent links to MOOC papers here:

http://www.icde.org/en/icde_news/news_archive/2013/Recent+reports+and+papers+on+MOOCs+and+Online+education.b7C_wRfSYa.ip

And the UK policy document on MOOCs here: ‘maturing the MOOC’

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/240193/13-1173-maturing-of-the-mooc.pdf

 

Educause special editions on MOOCs:

www.educause.edu/discuss/teaching-and-learning/blended-and-online-learning-constituent-group/vol-9-no-3-merlot-journal-online-learning-and-tea

 

http://www.educause.edu/discuss/teaching-and-learning/blended-and-online-learning-constituent-group/vol-9-no-2-special-issue-moocs-merlot-journal-onl

And an excellent blog posting:

I recently added an extended blog post looking at the issues of MOOC pedagogy and the difficulties in defining and evaluating it.  It is hopefully a thought provoking piece that challenges some of the orthodoxies and assumptions around the MOOC-steria that has enveloped the sector over the last few years.

http://bit.ly/1oIknNi

As always, the opinions in my blog are my own J

Cheers Peter Peter Bryant

Head of Learning Technology and Innovation/Centre for Learning Technology

London School of Economics and Political Science

 

 

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