MOOCs and Content Stores

Every instant someone is learning, or trying to learn the same thing as you are. Every moment, someone apart from you is solving the same problem. Every moment, someone is searching for the same thing that you are. There is an immediacy in learning, in the learning at that instant, that has awesome proportions and purports... Continue Reading →

My life is a MOOC

I have been meaning to catch up with the interesting discussion happening around MOOCs. I believe that there will be and should be plurality of approaches and intentions - they are the inevitable accompaniment to change itself. The top tensions in the conversation are: How do MOOCs compare with other initiatives like the Stanford AI? Should... Continue Reading →

Change11: OERU an Oxymoron?

This had been a sticking point in much of the Connectivism debate, so I was really interested in how Rory McGreal and team are addressing the challenge of assessment and accreditation in an open world in a formal way (recordings here of Rory's presentation). The project (called OER University) objectives were to survey the existing methods of... Continue Reading →

Change11: Connectives, Collectives

The position paper by Allison Littlejohn and her presentation leaves me a bit challenged, particularly in terms of the vocabulary. If you recall, there was a large amount of discussion in CCK around groups vs. networks (and Terry Anderson's session here), collective vs. connectives, the entire crowdsourcing hype (p16 on Paul Anderson's What is Web 2.0), the Critical Literacies MOOC and... Continue Reading →

Is Content King?

Inundated by familiar arguments regarding open content, debates on re-use, freemium business models for open content publishers, moral and economic arguments for open textbooks and so on, by David Wiley at #Change11, I can't help but ask - Is Content King? Content is king for publishers, authors and institutions in the educational context. This is... Continue Reading →

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