Just taking the snippets below, from FrenchBob I would say that FORTUNATELY
these other MOOCs overlap with EVO. This good fortune pertains to the
MultiMOOC EVO session where we find it useful to have a look at what's
going on in other MOOCs while conducting ours, and having one going on
right then is better in many ways than having a look at artifacts left
online by a MOOC that's over and done, because with a live one you get the
benefit of experiencing some of the interaction taking place around it.
Last year, we coincided with Change MOOC, for example.
I have just Scooped a MOOC which is developed in Canvas and I point out in
my scoop some of the correspondences (and differences) it might have with
EVO MultiMOOC, which is a cMOOC
When talking about MOOCs we need to distinguish cMOOCs from xMOOCs. I
think someone mentioned MOOC MOOC in this thread, as having a syllabus that
"participants are expected to break." If the syllabus is not sacrosanct,
but the learning derives from exploring the suggested syllabus in whatever
direction individual participants want while benefiting from interaction
with others in the network associated with that MOOC, then this is likely a
cMOOC (connectivist). Coursera is an example of an xMOOC platform where
the learning outcome is often expected to be mastery of a set syllabus with
possibly a certificate at the end ascertaining that the user has met the
MultiMOOC may or not be a true MOOC (in massive terms), but we hope it will
bring on a discussion of what MOOCs are and their potential for personal
learning and education in general. Along the way we will speak with Dave
Cormier, who coined the term MOOC in 2008.
But today Sunday Jan 6 at 1300 GMT, I will be speaking with MultiMOOC
co-moderators Ana Cristina Pratas and Tony Gurr (Claire Siskin is sick,
might need to rest) in the Webheads Elluminate room. The discussion will
be spontaneous with co-moderators themselves trying to figure out what this
course will be about. Should be interesting, and if you want to join us
and help us work out how to proceed with the topic, please do. If you are
interested, you qualify, and your input into our recording is welcome.
You can find out more (e.g. the link to join the session) about this and
other synchronous events we've lined up for MultiMOOC here:
On Sat, Jan 5, 2013 at 11:48 PM, Vanessa <vcrary@...> wrote:
> There are also several connectivist MOOCs starting up that might be of
> interest (even if not applicable to Webhead specific teaching areas.
> MOOC MOOC (yes, silly name ~ academics playing word games, but the
> organizers (Hybrid Pedagogy online magazine) are into and serious about
> teaching, digital writing and ed tech, making for significant overlap.
> It uses the Canvas platform (more open than most LMS) and is just one
> week too, with a syllabus that participants are expected to break.
> We'll be taking a look at what MOOCs are, where learning happens in (and
> not in) MOOCs, the idea that participants are pedagogues, how assessment
> happens in MOOCs, and why we're so interested in this latest educational
> Introduction to Complexity,
> http://www.santafe.edu/news/item/announce-mooc/> and
> http://http://www.santafe.edu/mooc/subscribe> from Santa Fe
> Institute http://www.santafe.edu http://www.santafe.edu>
> I can't help thinking (hoping/expecting) that this course should fit
> right into Vance's characterization of coping with overwhelming internet
> information deluge as "intuitively navigating chaos" ~ plus networks.
> #ETMOOC, Alec Couros + crew, educational technology & media,
> http://etmooc.org http://etmooc.org/> & http://etmooc.org/register
> As for Coursera and others (really, C's not the only one), a
> connectivist frame of mind and exposure help: design your own personal
> learning program. Take what you want/need, leave the rest. Don't feel
> guilty about not doing everything or doing just what you want and the
> way you want to do it. Align to your needs, not their expectations.
> I completed one, followed others with varying degrees of engagement and
> have signed for a few more (can't remember names just off hand). Best
> takeaway for me was making connections (outside the clunky platform)
> that ended up starting a lively, international book group because we did
> not want to give up the book talk. That and seeing how not seriously to
> take them.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "frenchbob2001" wrote:
> > There are a couple of free courses from Coursera that may be of
> interest to Webheads. They are free but do unfortunately overlap with
> EVO 2013.
> > https://www.coursera.org/category/education
> > The courses appear to be presented by university staff and people who
> complete the course successfully will be sent a certificate according to
> the blurbs.
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