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xMOOCs and cMOOCs - do we even care?

First published by EDU Tech on 24th July, 2014

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are an exciting new development in online education. In this article, Viplav Baxi explores the origins of MOOCs, their two main (‘c’ and ‘x’) variants and why it is critical to appreciate the distinction. 1,219 more words


Stitching Together the Fragments of a MOOC

I read with interest George Siemens’ recent article on ‘Activating Latent Knowledge Capacity‘ and in particular:

The one draw back to networked learning is that while we have managed to advance conversation on the fragmentation of learning so that it is not a cohesive whole created solely by the instructor, we have not yet advanced the process of centring or stitching together fragmented parts into cohesive wholes for individuals.

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The Role of OER in a New World of MOOC

Recently I attended a mini conference dedicated to Open Educational Resources (OER). I found it to be quite interesting as there aren’t many events completely dedicated to OER these days. 1,768 more words


India MOOCs and eLibrary

Massive Open Online Courses  (MOOCs) and OERs have captured the imagination of our polity.

The new Government’s election manifesto clearly specifies MOOCs, although not under school or higher education, but under Vocational Training as a means for “working class people and housewives to further their knowledge and qualifications”. 853 more words

Elearning 2.0

Data Driven Education (Quantified Education)

William Gibson maakte de opmerking, “the future is already here, it’s just not evenly distributed.”  Deze quote is de essentie van het huidige debat over de impact van de digitale wereld in het (hoger) onderwijs. 384 more words

ICDE: useful papers on open education and MOOC

The International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) recently published a shortlist of reports and papers which were published in the last year.   984 more words