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Ideas from the thirteen weeks of MOOC
Louise, Not Worth Printing, Dec 14, 2011
One recurring theme of the thirteen weeks of MOOC sessions has been that the current education system is  no longer appropriate for learners in the 21st century. Many of the MOOC presentations in the past 13 weeks point to this problem from various angles – formal learning, informal learning or somewhere in between. The following image [...] Wed, 14 Dec 2011 03:51:50 +0000 [Comment]

“Becoming over memory”? #change11
Louise, Not Worth Printing, Dec 05, 2011
Cormier’s “Becoming over memory” Dave Cormier criticizes a common practice of teaching that focuses too much on repeating and memory, rather than becoming and knowledge. This practice is said to be partly conditioned by the the print culture, where knowledge is packaged in the form of a book for the learners to consume.  Cormier, however, [...] Mon, 05 Dec 2011 20:29:57 +0000 [Comment]

Soft educational technologies in the age of networked intelligence #change11
Louise, Not Worth Printing, Dec 05, 2011
Using the definition of technology as “orchestration of phenomena to our use”, Jon Dron in this presentation, distinguishes between soft and hard technologies. Soft technologies are more “needy”and require active orchestration of phenomena by humans; hard technologies, on the other hand, do not require much human intervention, given that the act of manipulating the technology [...] Mon, 05 Dec 2011 20:32:37 +0000 [Comment]

Deschooling and open education: Questions for David Wiley #change11
Louise, Not Worth Printing, Oct 14, 2011
“Education is inherently an enterprise of openness” In his 2010 Lecture at TEDx, David Wiley contends that the notion of openness is built into the enterprise of education. “Open” as in open content, open textbook, or open source means sharing. Education, likewise, is about sharing in the spirit of generosity. In this sense, education is [...] Fri, 14 Oct 2011 14:19:11 +0000 [Comment]

On the danger of digital scholarship and code switching #change11
Louise, Not Worth Printing, Sept 28, 2011
A question in the chat box of the MOOC session asked Martin Weller, the author of Digital Scholarship, a) whether too much focus on digital scholarship can undermine the quality of scholarly work and b) whether digital scholarship requires academics to switch codes. On the danger of digital scholarship In thinking about the first point, [...] Wed, 28 Sep 2011 20:16:08 +0000 [Comment]

The blind review process of the blogosphere #change11
Louise, Not Worth Printing, Sept 28, 2011
In "Digital scholarship", Weller (2011) explores many ways that digital technologies are transforming scholarship, i.e., allowing scholars to network, socialize, collaborate, make their ideas known efficiently and in finer granularity, removing the filters establishing by traditional authority, and ultimately democratizing knowledge. And yet, one of the questions hanging over the establishing digital scholarship remains the [...] Wed, 28 Sep 2011 14:12:43 +0000 [Comment]

Comments: Zoraini’s presentation of using the SMS technology in OUM #change11
Louise, Not Worth Printing, Sept 21, 2011
The MOOC series 2011 began with Professor Zoraini’s project of implementing the mobile technology in Open University Malaysia. The project The SMS technology in Open University Malaysia has been used to support first semester learners in a blended context by means of providing learners studying tips, sending motivational messages, and reminding students to participate on [...] Wed, 21 Sep 2011 17:58:25 +0000 [Comment]

M-learning potential: Hype or reality #change11
Louise, Not Worth Printing, Sept 21, 2011
A few recurring themes about the affordances of mobile learning include the following: (see "Mobile Learning: Transforming the Delivery of Education and Training" edited by Mohammed Ally (downloadable here http://www.aupress.ca/index.php/books/120155) flexible, just-in-time and personalized learning; discovery-based learning and contextualized learning experience, the examples of which range from guided tours offered by museums or apprentice nurses [...] Wed, 21 Sep 2011 14:46:38 +0000 [Comment]

MOOC and Web 2.0 #change11
Louise, Not Worth Printing, Sept 20, 2011
Educators are working in a new paradigm Considering the differences between the MOOC and traditional online courses, I can’t help but to notice how their differences mirror the development from Web 1.0 to Web 2.0. Web 1.0 & traditional online courses Web 2.0 & MOOC Content & structure created by the designers User-generated content and [...] Fri, 16 Sep 2011 21:49:53 +0000 [Comment]

A distributed network distributed in a distributed network
Louise, Not Worth Printing, Sept 20, 2011
So, what is a MOOC Fri, 16 Sep 2011 17:38:30 +0000 [Comment]


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