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Collective Learning and Expanding Knowledge Spaces
Paul Tracy, Getting (r)Smarter, Oct 08, 2011
Week four of the Change MOOC was about Collective Learning. It was moderated by Allison Littlejohn, Chair of Learning Technology at the Caledonian Academy of Scotland. This segment has been the best organized in this MOOC so far. Run from her personal website, Littlejohn made the effort of treating this as a traditional learning platform and gave the week some structure even providing assignments as tasks. The week focused on how we use collective knowledge to learn; particularly in ... Sat, 08 Oct 2011 09:47:00 -0700 [Comment]

The Mother of All MOOCs!!
Paul Tracy, Getting (r)Smarter, Sept 29, 2011
I recently read an article in The Chronicle about University of Illinois' development of a MOOC.  A MOOC is a Massive Open Online Course. In this case, the university is offering a free, not-for-credit course to study online learning. A funny name like "mook" required further investigation. The MOOC concept originated with George Siemens and Stephen Downes. A MOOC combines the best of online learning and collaboration to create an engaging ... Sat, 25 Jun 2011 11:03:00 -0700 [Comment]

Reflections of a MOOC Newb
Paul Tracy, Getting (r)Smarter, Sept 29, 2011
I just completed my first real week of the Change MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) which is focusing on educational technologies. This week was devoted to exploring Mobile Learning at the Open University of Malaysia and was facilitated by Dr. Zoraini Wati Abas. In the early days of this MOOC, I find myself more focused on the delivery methods over the content. Participants are essentially given a firehouse of information and it is up to each of us to learn to drink from it. For me, ... Sat, 24 Sep 2011 09:56:00 -0700 [Comment]


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