Setting up for the OLDS MOOC

I am familiarising myself with the OLDS MOOC. It will be very interesting to see if Cloudworks works as a learning platform. I am going to see if I can consume this blog into a cloudscape. I do not intend to use a different blogging platform for the course. In fact I wonder why they thought it was a good idea to use Cloudworks as a blogging platform?

I have been interested to see the discussions that have been posted on the OLDS MOOC blog. There have been differences in opinion in their design team, and they have been honest about exposing them.

I am also curious about the term pMOOC. We are becoming familiar with the cMOOC and xMOOC concepts (well some of us). Generally I am suspicious of the proliferation of categories. FSLT12 was a hybrid MOOC design, that has been described as a task-oriented MOOC (by Jenny Mackness, here, drawing on Lisa Lane, here). So do we have four kinds of MOOC: c, x, t,and p? Would we be inclined to categorise other modes of learning activity?

Meanwhile we are developing our next moocs and moving to accrediting them within the OCSLD Associates Programme. 2013 should be an exciting year for open online courses.

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