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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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Storyboarding OOC: exploring collaborative, open course re-design

Did you ever hear the story about the emperor’s new clothes? Well, there is a certain sense of being naked when you start to share your course outline and publicly engage in revising, improving, tearing it apart. Thanks to Gabi … Continue reading

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Exposed learning vs learning in safe spaces…

Did you catch the Google Hangout with Michael Wesch, Cathy Davidson and Randy Bass on Monday? The End of Higher Education The topic was the purpose of higher education and the discussion ranged from shared stories to passionate declarations of … Continue reading

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Yes! I’ve done it again…

I keep hearing Grace Jones singing in my mind….”Yes, I’ve done it again, done it again, done it again…”  I couldn’t resist signing up for the most open course ever…”Connected Courses: Active Co-learning in Higher Education” sponsored by DML Hub … 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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Exploring free course models

I’m just giddy with all the choices and options for free learning. Being on leave means I have time to follow my nose and I keep poking it into fascinating new learning opportunities. I’m always pondering whether they are free … Continue reading

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So what does “open” mean in terms of MOOCs?

I started out struggling to define (understand) the difference between the MOOCs I had participated in with George Siemens and Stephen Downes, with the different ones that David Wiley had offered and with the new model(s) promoted by Stanford and … Continue reading

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