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 July 19th, 2013 through July 22nd, 2013

‘Introduction to Ancient Rome,’ the Flipped Version – Commentary – Observations on flipping. An observation on outsourcing content "But in the humanities, at least, a flipped class is unlikely to work very well with content created by someone other than the instructor because doing so reduces the instructor's authority in the eyes of the students.… Continue reading bookmarks for July 19th, 2013 through July 22nd, 2013

bookmarks for July 4th, 2013 through July 8th, 2013

Using GitHub to Power A Web Project: How and Why – Waters is using GitHub to open source her stuff. Makes a good comparison to CourseFork. It's not necessarily the next big thing but using FOSS repositories for OER might be. – (github oer CourseFork ) “You’ve all got to work it out for yourselves!”… Continue reading bookmarks for July 4th, 2013 through July 8th, 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

bookmarks for June 22nd, 2013 through June 26th, 2013

The big picture » A Digital Workflow for Academic Research – A close consideration of a PLE, including using links, from invention through distro. Worth returning to regularly. – (ple cmooc invention ) Inside a MOOC in Progress – Wired Campus – The Chronicle of Higher Education – Roll up roll up. Watch as the… Continue reading bookmarks for June 22nd, 2013 through June 26th, 2013

bookmarks for May 24th, 2013 through May 27th, 2013

Teachers and Students: Machines and their Products? – "A great deal of what today’s education “reformers” believe is based on the idea that every student is a nascent autodidact. The only thing they are missing is opportunity. Most people, including most children, however, don’t see themselves as “starved” for knowledge or learning. They are getting… Continue reading bookmarks for May 24th, 2013 through May 27th, 2013

bookmarks for May 11th, 2013 through May 18th, 2013

open letter to coursera – in the manner of a course proposal. Bob Meister – (academia coursera mooc moocs xmooc ) Ian Bogost – The Walled Kindergarten – Bogost on corporate control of MOOCs – (moocs xmooc ) Ian Bogost – Latour Litanizer – Bogost doing OOO theory – (DH theory doing OOO ) Microsoft… Continue reading bookmarks for May 11th, 2013 through May 18th, 2013