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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, their current state, and future[…]

Well evaluation time #edcmooc

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Published on: December 4, 2013

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 Open University. The edcmooc has[…]

The Artifact #edcmooc

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Published on: December 1, 2013

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 grade and allocate a pass[…]

The Rise of the Avatar #edcmooc

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Published on: November 25, 2013

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 try and create a campus[…]

Moocs eLearning and Digital Culture #edcmooc

As with many things in my life I end up- at the right place, at the right time and with the right head space. So I encountered this course on the day it began. I’ve read one 47 page article on Technological or Media Determinism Daniel Chandler and learned some new words. Watched the videos[…]

Prezi

by pj
Categories: 2013, Free, Mindmaps, Prezi, Social Media
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Published on: October 26, 2013

Prezi is a zooming presentation software. My friend and colleague John, had to make one for his course. The brief was to produce a Prezi about Tony Busan’s Mind Maps. We collaborated and this is what we produced. He wanted it as a video as this was a requirement of the course. This is the[…]

You are being monitored

by pj
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Published on: October 22, 2013

Stop Press: Merkel calls Obama about ‘US spying on her phone’ AND EU to hold Brussels summit amid US spying row The National Security Agency is monitoring YOU. You Internet activity and mobile phone use. So what next? Perhaps: New from the NSA: Internal Patriot Discovery from MarkFiore on Vimeo. View Video Here! Here is[…]

New

by pj
Categories: 2013, Blog, Domains, Hostgator, WordPress
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Published on: October 20, 2013

I have a new site, moving the old WordPress hosted to my account with Hostgator. This gives me: Unlimited email accounts (my students can have one e.g. Bill@eCollege.me) Unlimited sub domains (this is a sub domain) I can now have a static web page for the main site I have all the features of cPanel[…]

MOOCs

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Published on: October 17, 2013

Infographic: How Many Students Are Completing Free Online Courses? Marcus Varner July 10, 2013 8:00 am Online Education Share this on: by MOOCs  Massive Open Online Courses (free online courses that are open to anyone) are more popular than Justin Bieber right now, but, as is to be expected from such a new medium, these[…]

Essential Free Graphics

A good graphics program is essential. Photoshop is used by all professionals and I did a free online course where I learned the essentials. Photoshop CS2 is very old but available free of charge. I use it primarily to make backgrounds transparent. I have a green studio in Second Life (dot) com which makes it[…]

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