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Critical Thinking in Global Challenges

by pj
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Published on: March 4, 2014

A good course somewhat marred by an attack on one of the lecturers. I feel my ability to form an argument has improved and has been formalised. Here is a picture of my certificate: And here is the certificate.

New MOOCs

I have registered for three MOOCs . “Critical thinking in Global Challenges” will go live on Monday the 20th of January. (Coursera University of Edinburgh). Taking this course so I have a better idea of the direction we should be taking globally. “Good brain, bad brain: basics.” Course starts on Monday 27 January 2014.(Future Learn,[…]

Well evaluation time #edcmooc

by pj
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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

by pj
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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[…]

I love #edcmooc

by pj
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Published on: November 22, 2013

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 Fast Company’s openly smitten Max[…]

Forums #edcmooc

by pj
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Published on: November 15, 2013

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 and look at as many[…]

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 said “Hi from…” and it[…]

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[…]

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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