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How revolutionary are MOOCs and their spin-offs? Some tentative predictions #change11 #opco12
mdeimann, markusmind, May 18, 2012
Undoubtedly there are big changes in education going on many of which catalysed by Open Education. It seems that the current hype around MOOCs reflects a big disappointment with many of the traditional teaching and learning practices. Social software and social networks offer ubiquitous access to other learners and thus open up the gates of [...] Fri, 18 May 2012 14:20:19 +0000 [Comment]

Bildung and media ecology
mdeimann, markusmind, Mar 29, 2012
During the last two days I have been participating at the conference  "Educational Media Ecologies: International Perspectives" held at the University of Paderborn. It was a small (approximately 30 people) group which aimed at interesting discussions. For me the notion of ecology and its relations to media were rather new. So I have learned a [...] Thu, 29 Mar 2012 14:14:42 +0000 [Comment]

Who owns online learning? #change11
mdeimann, markusmind, Mar 20, 2012
This provocative question has been posted by Tony Bates based on the recent announcement that MIT will develop a new open learning platform. It is called Open Learning Enterprise and aimed at ” interactive, pedagogically effective online learning”. It seems that MIT can further capitalize on their investments in Open Education as they have just [...] Tue, 20 Mar 2012 15:46:04 +0000 [Comment]

Holiday Habits #change11
mdeimann, markusmind, Dec 22, 2011
We are approaching Christmas, only two more days and as we all are still participating in the MOOC #change11 I would like to take the opportunity to do a little research on cultural differences concerning Holiday habits. As you can see we have already fully decorated our Christmas tree to enjoy the illumination in dark [...] Thu, 22 Dec 2011 12:48:28 +0000 [Comment]

The challenge to implement OER in institutional contexts #change11
mdeimann, markusmind, Oct 26, 2011
Rory McGreal asks in this week’s MOOC #change11 if his description represents an accurate view of a typical situation in a Higher Education environment. I would like to share my perception of the circumstances at a large distance teaching university in Germany. I have recently encountered the following situation. I wanted to take a week [...] Wed, 26 Oct 2011 08:43:24 +0000 [Comment]

An open didactic triangle #change11
mdeimann, markusmind, Oct 13, 2011
What I most like about David Wiley’s ambitions to promote openness in education is his great talent to bring arguments to the bottom line. In presentation like this, he clearly points out the role of openness in education. Despite other implicit meanings of that, David Wiley goes on to postulate that openness is the only [...] Thu, 13 Oct 2011 15:34:43 +0000 [Comment]

Struggle to progress
mdeimann, markusmind, Oct 06, 2011
Taking part in two Open Online Courses (MOOC #change11 and P2PU) demands a lot of attention and effort. Sometimes it may feel like you have to carry a big backpack or rucksack as we in Germany call it. Does anybody feel the same?? I have to come up with a learning plan and I have [...] Thu, 06 Oct 2011 19:47:51 +0000 [Comment]

Digitial Scholar and self-regulated learning #change11
mdeimann, markusmind, Sept 26, 2011
This week’s topic in the MOOC #change11 is about the digital scholar, a concept thoroughly researched by one of my colleagues in the OlNet team, Martin Weller. He just published a book with the same title which can be accessed here. I found the parallels between Open Education and the music or newspaper industry interesting [...] Mon, 26 Sep 2011 16:03:37 +0000 [Comment]

Cooperation and Collaboration with OER #Change11
mdeimann, markusmind, Sept 22, 2011
The recently raised question concerning cooperation and collaboration in settings of change such as the MOOC #change11 is surely an important issue. Here is an interesting blog post with a related discussion. I have been involved in a large EU project where we attempt to build a model for team-based development in Higher Education to [...] Thu, 22 Sep 2011 08:56:44 +0000 [Comment]

My introduction to the MOOC #change11
mdeimann, markusmind, Sept 20, 2011
The currently running MOOC #change11 is a really amazing learning opportunity. Therefore, I decided to do a little video with a brief introduction of my person and my goals. Tue, 20 Sep 2011 12:29:57 +0000 [Comment]

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