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Planning for assessment

I’ve been stuck on how to improve our current assessment approach – we offer a five week open online course, based on the ISW (instructional skills workshop)   model. We focus on reflective practice, encouraging personal reflection on learning, and participants … Continue reading

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Way, way beyond OCW model…

I remember how thrilled I was to hear MIT’s announcement in 2001 regarding their OpenCourseWare initiative and their commitment to make nearly all course materials freely available on the Internet. I loved the idea of sharing and openness and thought … Continue reading

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Too bad I missed it…

As per usual, I’m just slightly out-of-sync to benefit from some of the amazing events and learning experiences available in the Lower Mainland. I was down on Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland during much of late September and October, … Continue reading

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“Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” UK launches home-grown MOOC

This is a somewhat late consideration of the UK’s new MOOC platform/project – Futurelearn. It was announced  in mid-December 2012 amidst a flurry of managed announcements (dubbed an example of “churnalism” by several edubloggers).To review a list of the initial … Continue reading

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More about Open Education Week 2013…

Didja know it was Open Education Week? Were you a little confused like I was? I remembered quite a few “open” events last fall. BC hosted an open conference in October 2012 – Beyond Content. The Open Education Week web … Continue reading

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More About MOOCs

Is there no end to the conversation around MOOCS? MOOCS are for marketing.  The New York Times published a story by Tamar Lewin on Jan 23, 2013: Public Universities to Offer Free Online Classes for Credit. Wonder if this will … Continue reading

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A forgotten MOOC delivery style

When I did a review of the MOOCs I had participated in over the last few years, I totally forgot one of the early providers — Wikieducator.  Like Prof. David Wiley’s first large (as opposed to Massive) open online course … Continue reading

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