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
2013

Prezi

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 Read more…

By pj, ago
2013

You are being monitored

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. Read more…

By pj, ago
2013

New

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 Read more…

By pj, ago
2013

MOOCs

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 Read more…

By nowchangeyourlife, ago
2013

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 Read more…

By nowchangeyourlife, ago