An article on certain MOOCs lack of creativity, by Chris Parr
Perspectives of a participant in two MOOCs – http://www.hybridpedagogy.com/Journal/files/Tales_of_a_MOOC_Dropout.html
A new MOOC on The Future of Storytelling is about to start on the 25th October 2013, by the Univ. Potsdam – https://iversity.org/courses/the-future-of-storytelling?r=e7a1a
What to Expect
Together with a whole network of media researchers, creators and students we will:
- learn storytelling basics such as antagonist/protagonist relationships, narrative/narrated time, …
- have a look at exciting current media projects
- analyze how they are designed and executed based on aforementioned basics
- and discuss how (and if) new online tools and formats change the way stories are told and perceived.
The 8-chapter course starts on October 25th, 2013 and ends on December 20th, 2013.
A new MOOC on Web tools for schools has started on the 7th October
- Explore different online tools that can be incorporated in the K-12 classroom
- Examine the uses of the online tools for both teacher-led and student driven activities
- Identify good practices for implementing tools in the classroom
A new MOOC starting 30th September – https://courses.mooc-ed.org/dlt2/preview
- Understand the potential of digital learning in K-12 schools;
- Assess progress and set future goals for your school or district; and
- Plan to achieve those goals.
A new interesting MOOC starting on 30 September 2013 (till December) n Complex Systems/Networks – http://www.complexityexplorer.org/online-courses/3
Uma conferência com a professora Mellanie Mitchell que o irá orientar
I’ve enrolled in 3 MOOCs this month:
MOODLE MOOC (Australia)
HOW TO TEACH ONLINE (Hawai)
PERSPECTIVES ON DISABILITY (USA)
I have created in this MOOC space 3 new webpages dedicated to each of them, therefore I’ll devote my time to update these webpages during this month.
Stephen Downes newsletter keeps me updated with connectivist MOOCs – http://mooc.ca/
Data Mining with Weka, a 5 week MOOC, starting on September 9th 2013, is now open for enrolment: http://weka.waikato.ac.nz, promoted by the University of Waikato in New Zealand.
A directory of MOOCs run by AboutEdu – http://www.moocs.co/
«Regardless of your personal opinion on the value of these Massive Open Online Courses, the current reality for many low income, and underserved student populations in the US, and globally is that these free open courses from some of the world’s leading experts is a partial win of the “Educational Access Lottery”. »
Inicia-se a 9 de Setembro um MOOC sobre Deficiência/Incapacidade promovido pela Univ. de Northern Illinois
Inscrições em – http://www.niutoday.info/2013/08/19/registration-open-for-niu-disability-mooc/
An interesting article about open content, MOOCs and respective promoters – http://mobile.informationweek.com/80269/show/f8bbedb7380fac521eef6e988105d328/?
“It’s very important for people to realize the ‘open’ in MOOCs is open enrollment – it’s nothing about the content at all. It just means anybody can take that course. Most MOOCs use proprietary content. They use proprietary textbooks or proprietary lecture notes. There’s nothing mandated about open access.”
An article that reports a personal experience in a MOOC
It compares the advantages of learning in campus and in face-to-face interaction with teachers, but recognizes:
«For millions around the world who lack access to quality teaching, the MOOC-backers are right: This is a revolution.»