Why Openness in Education: Activity 1

This post is the first in a new series of assignments for a free online course. This open course is called Why Openness in Education.

The first assignment given in this course proposed:

“Think back to a time when you learned something you really value from someone. Write a blog post in which you tell . . . → Read More: Why Openness in Education: Activity 1

E-learning and Digital Cultures, Week 4: Is Google making us stupid? #edcmooc

In Week 4 of the MOOC E-Learning + Digital Cultures, one of the “Perspectives on Education” articles asks the question “Is Google Making Us Stupid?”.

I must admit that I’ve sometimes asked myself a question very similar to this. I’ve asked myself “Am I losing my short-term memory?” or “Am I losing my ability to . . . → Read More: E-learning and Digital Cultures, Week 4: Is Google making us stupid? #edcmooc

E-learning and Digital Cultures, Week 4: Redefining the Human #edcmooc

Week 4 of the MOOC E-Learning + Digital Cultures explores the theme of “Redefining the Human”.

I think the over-arching message this week is that our concept of humanity has become a relative and subjective thing. These videos explore that idea in different ways and different genres.

Robbie – A Short Film By Neil . . . → Read More: E-learning and Digital Cultures, Week 4: Redefining the Human #edcmooc

E-learning and Digital Cultures, Digital Artifact. #edcmooc

Here is my “Digital Artifact” for the MOOC E-Learning + Digital Cultures.

This blog post and the embedded video, form my Digital Artifact , my personal response, to the MOOC “eLearning and Digital Cultures”. In this post, I’ll try to respond to the propositions it has put before me, and to the methods and patterns . . . → Read More: E-learning and Digital Cultures, Digital Artifact. #edcmooc

Beyond the Buzz: MOOCs at UBC, plus a marketing perspective…

MOOCs and UBC: Top 12 things you need to know now…

In September 2012, UBC entered into an agreement with Coursera to deliver online web-based free courses as part of MOOCs. UBC has four non-credit and free online courses planned for 2013. They include: “Useful Genetics”, “Introduction to Systematic Program Design”, “Climate Literacy: Navigating Climate . . . → Read More: Beyond the Buzz: MOOCs at UBC, plus a marketing perspective…

A Summary of Student Experiences from #edcmooc (Prezi style)

Some students are now completing the MOOC E-Learning and Digital Cultures.

This Prezi gives an interesting overview of some student experiences and observations from this massive MOOC:

http://prezi.com/fsfqdiusthcc/sentimental-campus-dublin-february-19/?auth_key=eb36ed77d88e4c2a191d5a7df9d0eba58f701a8c

Also, yes, I’m tooting my own horn on this post: one of my illustrations was actually used in this Prezi. It had been my entry into the . . . → Read More: A Summary of Student Experiences from #edcmooc (Prezi style)

E-learning & Digital Cultures: How big is #edcmooc? Some Stats…

EDCMOOC statistics

These usage statistics were provided by faculty from Edinburgh University, who are running the E-Learning + Digital Cultures MOOC on Coursera:

Total Registered Participants: 42874 Active Participants Over the Last 7 Days (“Active” is define as any contact with the EDCMOOC Coursera course site): ~ 17% EDC MOOC News (Blog Aggregator) Unique Visitors: . . . → Read More: E-learning & Digital Cultures: How big is #edcmooc? Some Stats…

E-learning and Digital Cultures, Week 3: Reasserting the Human #edcmooc

Week 3 of the MOOC E-Learning + Digital Cultures explores the theme of “Reasserting the Human”.

In the videos I’ve seen so far in Week 3, the idea of humanity is brought to the foreground primarily by the absurd or hyper-extended context in which each story is framed.

As a metaphor for what I mean, . . . → Read More: E-learning and Digital Cultures, Week 3: Reasserting the Human #edcmooc

Lost and Found, in a MOOC…

For an assignment for the MOOC, eLearning and Digital Cultures, I created my first Prezi… It’s my little abstract reaction to the bewilderment of feeling lost inside a 40,000 member Massive Open Online Course.

What do you think?

Leave me a comment below…

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The Long Hello – Meditating on #edcmooc, Gardner Campbell, and eLearning

The MOOC I’m taking, E-Learning + Digital Cultures, continues to unfold in front of me, gradually showing me new perspectives and more detail. But it’s not for the impatient…

For me, being in a MOOC has felt like being seated inside a vast, unlit stadium where you can hear other attendees whispering and you can . . . → Read More: The Long Hello – Meditating on #edcmooc, Gardner Campbell, and eLearning