2013

MOOCs How We Got Here

Taken from: http://www.elearnspace.org/blog/2013/11/07/moocs-how-did-we-get-here/ MOOCs: How did we get here? I’m at the Open Education conference in Park City, Utah. The conference is now in its impressive 10th year. I did a presentation following Andrew Ng (Coursera). Slides and video are below. The focus is on my early experiences with MOOCs, Read more…

By pj, ago
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Well evaluation time #edcmooc

So the teaching part of the course is over. No more Forum posts, no more directed videos. What have I learned? Well MOOCs are great fun. I have signed up for three more: Critical Thinking and Introduction to Philosophy both at Edinburgh and Good Brain Bad Brain run by the Read more…

By pj, ago
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The Artifact #edcmooc

I finished my artifact and made it a record of the course. http://edcmooc.com There are some great examples of some animations that people have done. I am a tad overwhelmed. “Is the Man who is tall happy?” great animation. I will be putting up here the artifacts I have to Read more…

By pj, ago
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The Rise of the Avatar #edcmooc

If the symbol of posthumanism is the computer then its agent is the avatar. I have an avatar in the cybercommunity of second life. We have been having a bit of a debate about real and virtual as far as education goes. Here’s the comment I made: Jeremy, Should we Read more…

By pj, ago
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I love #edcmooc

News: Sebastian Thrun, godfather of the massive open online course, has quietly spread a plastic tarp on the floor, nudged his most famous educational invention into the center, and is about to pull the trigger. Thrun—former Stanford superprofessor, Silicon Valley demigod, and now CEO of online-course purveyor Udacity—just admitted to Read more…

By pj, ago
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Forums #edcmooc

Below is a video I made showing the forums on our E-Learning and Digital Media course ( #edcmooc ). Watch full screen. I enjoy the forums they seem to be the replacement for seminars. I must get the edcmooc twitter feed running. Over 200 blogs have been registered. I try Read more…

By pj, ago
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Creativity and Education #edcmooc

We were asked to look at three videos. The first video “A day made of glass” paints a rosy picture of ‘intelligent glass”. Ken Robinson gives a talk on “How schools kill creativity” We must have a fundamental rethink of how we teach our children and what we teach them. Read more…

By pj, ago
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Hangout #edcmooc

Yesterday at 5 pm (GMT) we had our first hangout with our lecturers of the E-Learning and Digital Cultures ( edcmooc ). In my view it was very successful. I chose to watch it via YouTube so I could participate in the flow of comments. At the beginning we all Read more…

By pj, ago
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Multitasking #edcmooc

Multitasking is often seen as a skill however cognitive science shows otherwise. I wrote an article on it here on my IrishSecure.com web site. This post was a response to someone posting a link to TED video Sugata Mitra Schools in the Cloud I commented thus: Isn’t it an excellent Read more…

By pj, ago
books

Library Services

I was given a link to this site Open Culture dot com a wonderful resource of free stuff: What is Open Culture’s Mission? Open Culture brings together high-quality cultural & educational media for the worldwide lifelong learning community. Web 2.0 has given us great amounts of intelligent audio and video. Read more…

By pj, ago