25 mai 2015

Worth Considering: Students can have their own perspectives on edtech initiatives

By Phil Hill. Triggered by Friday’s article on e-Literate TV, there have been some very interesting conversations both in the Chronicle comment thread and on the e-Literate TV site. The most, um, intense conversations have centered on the application of self-regulated learning (SRL) in combination with adaptive software (ALEKS) to redesign a remedial math course at Essex County College. Michael has been wading in very deep waters in the comment threads, trying emphasize variations of the following point. Read more...

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LMS Observations: You had me until you went nihilist

By Phil Hill. Mark Drechsler has a fascinating post in response to my recent LMS as minivan about D2L’s retention claims, mostly playing off of this theme. Read more...

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Try out new conference formats #emoocs2015

Inge Ignatia de WaardBy Inge Ignatia de Waard. With the #eMOOCs2015 conference coming to a finish, it is time for me as the experience track chair to look back and think about what happened, how, and the feeling it gave me and possibly others as well.
Trying out other formats during the conference
The experience track of a MOOC conference has one big advantage: you can say YES to any proposal that is offered, or suggest them, or think of them and try them out on the spot. All of that happened. Read more...

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Networking #eMOOCs2015 a graph analysis & personal account

Inge Ignatia de WaardBy Inge Ignatia de Waard. Conferences are really good meeting places, and they always mold my knowledge thanks to all the old/new people I meet and talk to. I often wonder whether they have more impact on my knowledge then the papers I read, simply because of the connection, the mutual dialogue that takes place. I am already looking forward to joining eMOOCs2016 in the beautiful Graz, Austria that will be lead by the wonderful Martin Ebner and Michael Kopp, and their colleagues. Mark your calendar, by the end of June 2015 the call for papers will already be out, so keep your keyboard/pen/mind alert. Read more...

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New conference formats in Experience track of #emoocs2015 share

Inge Ignatia de WaardBy Inge Ignatia de Waard. With the #eMOOCs2015 conference coming to a finish, it is time for me as the experience track chair to look back and think about what happened, how, and the feeling it gave me and possibly others as well.
Trying out other formats during the conference
The experience track of a MOOC conference has one big advantage: you can say YES to any proposal that is offered, or suggest them, or think of them and try them out on the spot. Read more...

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Social learning expert panel #emoocs2015 #social

Inge Ignatia de WaardBy Inge Ignatia de Waard. The eMOOCs2015 expert panel (Whitney Kilgore, Sian Bayne, Mike Sharples, Pierre Dubuc) sharing knowledge with all of us on the subject of social learning.
What do you feel is social learning?
Some pedagogies do not scale, eg sport teaching. Read more...

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Sian Bayne keynote on teacherbot #emoocs2015 @sbayne

Inge Ignatia de WaardBy Inge Ignatia de Waard. Great keynote by Siän Bayne who is professor of digital education at the University of Edinburgh, UK, on teacherbot, a twitterbot used within an educational mooc. Really interesting from the automation point and social effect on the debate.Sian provides multiple references, so where possible I mention the author and year of the reference in this liveblog. Hot from the press Times Higher Ed article on Teacherbot here. Read more...

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Liveblog #emoocs2015 Amdocs a corporate training MOOC

Inge Ignatia de WaardBy Inge Ignatia de Waard. This session is presented by Nomi Malca, and it provides a good idea of the international impact and challenges of MOOCs for employees in a worldwide company.
These moocs are seen as personal development, not mandatory training. Employees need to work in their own time (or at least that is normally the only option considering the workload), and they get a certificate of accomplishment. Read more...

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liveblog #eMOOCs2015 collaborative MOOCs a challenging experience

Inge Ignatia de WaardBy Inge Ignatia de Waard. This session is given by Sandra Soarez-Frazao and Yves Zech from RESCIF.
Very interesting as I can see parallels between other North-South course challenges.
The MOOC they talk about is about ‘Rivers and Men’, in the international (French speaking countries) RESCIF, a North South cooperation. Read more...

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