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Following on from FOEmooc - I work for a Uni developing a MOOC course and it is really influencing how we approach it. In other news - one MOOC has also used a google doc, and it seems to have caused a lot of people to get lost and confused as well. But MIT ran this MOOC, and I guess no one fancies having a pop at MIT. Am not sure how people can best experiment and get better if PR is going to dissuade people from trying things.
Toggle Commented Feb 16, 2013 on The MOOCs that ate themselves at The Ed Techie
I thought FOE Mooc was fine, the real problem was it was full of instructional designers and elearning people willing it to fail. A few people made a lot of noise and now it's gone. Those people need to ask themselves why a lot of people now aren't going to learn anything because of what they said. You might have done it differently, but you weren't doing it full stop. So leave your ego some place else. On first impressions, I really liked FOEMooc, and I think using groups to help people network made sense (some cMOOCs seem really cliquey to me) and might have helped ameliorate for the huge dropout rate. I've found EDCMooc a bit thin content wise, but I think it shows some people want to hype in their criticism as much as they want to be hype in their actions. If your criticism is just fashion then your probably best outside a university. Maybe a gossip column?
Toggle Commented Feb 7, 2013 on The MOOCs that ate themselves at The Ed Techie
Which blog?
Toggle Commented Jan 15, 2013 on Twitter is your IT support at The Ed Techie
I don't see this as being tied to MOOCs, just tied to open. Happy to work on anything open, but then I am just one coder, and I am sure there are more. I've always been a lucky elearning developer in that I've always dodged the VLE sys admin bullet. I see it, if we excuse the dating metaphor as basically academics saying "I'd like to take X and do Y with it). This could then be published on a website, and people chip in with answers / agree to work on stuff. Hopefully this would solve the disconnect mentioned above, but mainly make more educational content available to people. I've already half written a plugin for LJ (I have use for it too now) but happy to keep it going on elsewhere - not sure how best to create it?
Toggle Commented Jan 15, 2013 on Twitter is your IT support at The Ed Techie
Am genuinely keen to try this out though, so feel free to get in touch
Toggle Commented Jan 15, 2013 on Twitter is your IT support at The Ed Techie
Hello, I half been nagging a few people to see if an idea like this has got legs - developers and academics dating. I've been half emailing nagging a few academics to get involved. So far I've made - http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/buddypress-activity-graphs/ - to try and visualise group activity - something very handy for a MOOC I think. But on a broader scheme it's about pairing academics and developers to make cool open source tools. Sounds like it has legs to me, but it's early days. Thoughts Pat
Toggle Commented Jan 15, 2013 on Twitter is your IT support at The Ed Techie
I was at a meeting today with the really open university, and some one told me that the OCW model MIT employ is neo-liberal. I didn't go on one protest march because I felt, pragmatically, that working on open attribute code would achieve more. I can't see how encouraging learning material going online is bad unless it's proposed as mutually exclusive to other models. Is Wikipedia wrong? Or is just an academically written wikipedia wrong? The dreaming spires are a fordist model, and a poorly implemented one at that. It's future is infinitely more in its own hands than it is at risk by a video being online. If you give people a choice, and people choose something else then so be it. Nothing lives in a museum, it just dies slowly, and under control.
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