What I’m reading 2 May 2015 through 5 May 2015

The Conference Manifesto – NYTimes.com – Making the pre-conference season rounds in my neighborhood. – (conference rhetoric rhetorical_velocity ) On Research and Academic Diversity – Well, not really. It's a defense of that mooc meta study released this week, and roundly critiqued by Stephen Downes. Tip: the exchange is more enlightening than the study itself.… Continue reading What I’m reading 2 May 2015 through 5 May 2015

throat clearing

Time to get back to the classroom, and that means breaking in some new software, including an updated blogging app, Blogo. It was out orignally in 2009, if my old license key is accurate, but went dark for a while. It’s been released as v 2. It seems roughly the same as I recall it… Continue reading throat clearing

on pinboard for August 4th, 2014 through August 8th, 2014

Networked Study | bavatuesdays – Groom, Downes, Feldstien debate OER, discovered by way of Mike Caulfield here: http://hapgood.us/2014/08/07/blue-hampshires-death-spiral/ saving in many places. – (edupunk cmooc lms diy connectivism. ) Bogost – The Rhetoric of Video Games – Central reading for an erhet project of procedural rhetoric – (dh procedural_rhetoric e-rhet rhetoric )

bookmarks for September 17th, 2013 through September 19th, 2013

Faculty Governance in the New University | AAUP – – (none) MOOC Discussion Forums: barrier to engagement? – Long live distributed discussions. But consider that learning can be silent, too. "but that centralized discussion forums do not scale. For MOOCs to be more effective, we need to see different approaches to student engagement." – (cmooc… Continue reading bookmarks for September 17th, 2013 through September 19th, 2013

bookmarks for August 14th, 2013 through August 15th, 2013

Peer review, open access, and transparency. The way it should be…!? – It keeps you honest. – (open_source oer ) A Domain of One’s Own | University of Mary Washington – U Mary Washington gets it right: "freshmen with their own domain names and Web space. Students will have the freedom to create subdomains, install… Continue reading bookmarks for August 14th, 2013 through August 15th, 2013

bookmarks for July 2nd, 2013 through July 3rd, 2013

Surviving the Day of the MOOC – Weller's slidedeck on orienting edu energies towards MOOCs. – (cmooc xmooc oer ) n+1: Can Venture Capital Deliver on the Promise of the Public University? – Short answer: no. Longer answer, "My students will thus come to understand that the for-profit logic of their online educational empowerment depends… Continue reading bookmarks for July 2nd, 2013 through July 3rd, 2013

bookmarks for June 26th, 2013 through June 29th, 2013

Straining the Quality of MOOCs: Student Retention and Intention – Case self study, well, anecdote, that nicely counters Stanford's/Coursera's quality contrivances. Like this: " I write to make a point: blaming the students is occurring at the highest and lowest levels of this system, and it is not helping us to learn how to build… Continue reading bookmarks for June 26th, 2013 through June 29th, 2013