This afternoon I am hosting a workshop called A Taste of Two MOOCs: OR What is a Massive Online Course?
It’s an exploration of a couple MOOCs and a discussion of the implications for Adventist higher education.
Here are the links and resources for today:
What is a MOOC?
- What is a MOOC? YouTube by Dave Cormier
- Success in a MOOC YouTube by Dave Cormier
- Massively Open Online Courses Are ‘Here to Stay‘
References for Connectivism
Downes, S. (2005). An introduction to connective knowledge. Retrieved from http://www.downes.ca/cgi-bin/page.cgi?post=33034
Downes, S. (2006). Learning networks and connective knowledge. Retrieved from http://it.coe.uga.edu/itforum/paper92/paper92.html
Siemens, G. (2005). Connectivism: A learning theory for the digital age. International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning, 2(1). Retrieved from http://www.itdl.org/Journal/Jan_05/article01.htm
Siemens, G. (2006). Connectivism: Learning theory or pastime for the self-amused? Retrieved from http://www.elearnspace.org/Articles/connectivism_self-amused.htm
Siemens, G., & Downes, S. (2008, November 24). Connectivism and connective knowledge online course support wiki. Retrieved from http://ltc.umanitoba.ca/wiki/Connectivism (no longer online; however you can explore CCK12.
Tracey, R. (2009, March 17). Instructivism, constructivism or connectivism? Retrieved from http://ryan2point0.wordpress.com/
- Tschofen, C., & Mackness, J. (2012). Connectivism and dimensions of individual experience. The International Review Of Research In Open And Distance Learning, 13(1), 124-143. Retrieved from http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/1143
Taste a cMOOC
- CFHE12: Current/Future State of Higher Education: An Open Online Course
- Another cMOOC: DS106
- Digital Storytelling, The University of Mary Washington
- a cMOOC connected to a course for credit
Taste an xMOOC
- Udacity – can start any time and preview the course without registration
- Coursera – has specific start & end dates
- edX – has specific start & end dates
Some other considerations
After this exploration, we will have a lively discussion. Looking forward to it!
PPT: A Taste of Two MOOCs