I'm cc'ing multiliteracies too, although I suspect there is substantial overlap. I am running on xMOOCoursera overload so will pass on It's Alive! Articles coming out the same day I submitted FrankenEssay to #fantasysf may be an omen but one I will have to ignore.
The Master's concept is intriguing and will surely have vast numbers of traditional educators out with pitchforks and torches. I must admit to some concern about the Open Masters organizer emphasis being on "learner entrepreneurs" rather than "educators." I hope the these are not the same folk who have been pushing programs so disastrous to K-12 education and that teachers will have a voice.
According to the About pagesays, "We are creating an experience together to take ownership of our higher education." Who are the eponymous "we"? And why are there no names on the page? Imo transparency is part of "open."
Behind on everything, so back to the days' multitasking,
"Who am I kidding, I'm from the Internet. I just live in Mountainair NM."
(as adapted from a someone else's Coursera introduction)
From: John Hibbs <skipper@...
Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 7:40 AM
Subject: MOOC's and the Open Masters Program
With particular reference to what they say about
> Incorporating existing tools for open learning into the program, such as: Citizen Circles, KCDC classes, skillshares, Peer 2 Peer University courses.
I (gulp, gulp) have signed up for. the course. I do it because the http://mechanicalmooc.org/faq.html
and what this (OpenMasters) course is all about was very, very compelling.
As I read it, the providers are searching for something between a "wide open" -- you bring your own tools, you, as a student, better be prepared for life in the deep end of the pool -- to a "more organized" "narrower" "platform". Of course they are also interested in reaching those, at many experience levels, interested in either teaching on line, or learning on line. That's every Webhead on planet; who have lead this Parade for a long, long time!
NOTE:. The information about it was acquired from some very smart folks taking a "Fantasy" course, out of the University of Michigan, organized by Coursera. Those blind copied know who you are. My thanks for being patient with all the flashlights you have provided. As most of the Webheads know, I need all the help I can get. Thank you all.
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