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What exactly is a MOOC?

I contemplated the title of this post for a few minutes before I started to pen it. After publishing a white paper on the subject, speaking at the Learning Technologies exhibition, hosting multiple webinars, and writing a couple of articles, was I getting back to basics? 584 more words


Voices are there – should we listen?

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are often perceived as an inferior mode of delivery of education. But on the other hand it is our goal to provide an education similar to what hooks’ described as: “To teach in a manner that respects and cares for the souls of our students is essential if we are to provide the necessary conditions where learning can most deeply and intimately begin” (hooks, 1994)⁠. 1,201 more words

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Still alive

…and kicking, the complete title of this post should be like that. Has been months since the last time I’ve written a word here and it will take a while to set up a regular rhytm of blogging. 357 more words

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And the cow said - MOOOOCS

In October I decided I would find out first hand exactly what it was like to study online so I joined a MOOC. For those that don’t know what these are, a Massive Open Online Course is a free or at least normally free online course that has the capacity to have thousands of students in the same virtual classroom. 1,041 more words


K-12 Blended & Online Learning | Announcement

From yesterday’s inbox…

Michael K. Barbour,
The latest information from  K-12 Blended & Online Learning by University System of Georgia on Coursera.

Dear Michael K. Barbour,

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I'm in love with MOOCs

Dear ALL,

These months I’m very busy but I love it!

In this dynamic world everything changes so fast! Population increase, diseases increase, solutions increase, opportunities increase… 474 more words



So I have been working with this group that will be designing a series of MOOCs for the Expo2015 that is being held in Milano, Italty this coming year. 329 more words