Week three is a fulcrum point in the #fslt14 open online course: First steps into learning and teaching in higher education. I have decided not to introduce a new tool, wiki or Google Doc at this point. I had briefly considered a doc-based exercise developing Kolb and Activity Theory. In addition to two short (4 … Continue reading Designing FSLT14 week 3 – a reflection
x v c: falsifiability or hybrid learning in, through and about MOOCs
[This is my abstract for OER13] Two thousand and twelve was the year of the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) (Creelman 2012). The MOOC has become a complex phenomenon leaving aspiring designers and conveners with many questions and decisions to make. Speaking loosely, observers notice two broad categories of MOOC. cMOOCs are the earlier form, … Continue reading x v c: falsifiability or hybrid learning in, through and about MOOCs
The limits of navigation: how far does the online go?
Reflections on New Lecturers Courses at Oxford Brookes Among the practices, which have emerged through the New Lecturers Programme in 2011-12, there are three that challenge the limits to online learning: massive open on-line courses (moocs), virtual conferences as a means of assessment, and distributed collaboration as a means of working in learning sets. While … Continue reading The limits of navigation: how far does the online go?
Blog conversation on FSLT12
The feeds are starting to come in to the FSLT12 blog aggregator. And it is already a rich source of information and potential conversation. Questions are being asked about what makes a good teacher, and what makes a bad one! Jenny Mackness addresses the issue of blog aggregation generally in a MOOC. We are struggling … Continue reading Blog conversation on FSLT12
MOOCs and chaos
Dave Cormier has written a thoughtful critique from a cynefin perspective of massive open online courses (moocs) as an approach to learning the "basics". I reduce his argument almost to absurdity, but it is extremely relevant to a massive open online course that I, Jenny Mackness and Marion Waite are developing. Our mooc is called … Continue reading MOOCs and chaos
Open is as open does – what do you want in an #fslt #oer #mooc
As planning gets underway to run a mooc based in the first instance on OCSLD's First steps into learning and teaching (#fslt) in higher education I have been struck by a couple of questions. First is when does a mooc start? Second is how open should the mooc planning process be? The questions are related. … Continue reading Open is as open does – what do you want in an #fslt #oer #mooc
Extending your online course
Last month I and some colleagues developed, ran and participated in an online course called extending your online course. The course site is here: https://sites.google.com/a/brookes.ac.uk/extending-your-on-line-course/ My reflective blog for this course is here: http://extendingonline.brookesblogs.net/ It was one of the best learning experiences I have participated in in recent years. I mention this now by way … Continue reading Extending your online course