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Why MOOCs don't help CS Education: Learning to lighten up

Last year, Peter Denning approached me about contributing a post to an on-line Symposium that he was going to hold in the  ACM Ubiquity magazine.   576 more words

MOOC: A Massive Access To The Future Learning

The Era Of Expansion

On a fine day of 2011 a renowned Stanford University academic had decided to educate billions of people around the world rather than only 200 students. 465 more words

Education News

Why you should be against MOOCs

Imagine a world where almost everything we do is online. We’re getting really close to it. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are increasingly prevalent in universities, as it offers optimal convenience for students, as they do not require transportation and may work on their own time. 747 more words


Guilty of a day off

Sometimes it just can’t be helped! Rather than writer’s block, my wrist aches from scrolling and my head is too full of meandering ideas to make any coherent sense. 200 more words

Random Thoughts

The Story So Far...

So following on from my ‘about me, myself, and how am I here?’ section I think it best to update you with where I am to date and then promise faithfully to update my blog on a regular basis with my thoughts and findings as I progress through my doctorate to my viva, and hopefully post a few happy celebratory photos in the concluding installments on my journey to become Dr Gore (I know, I would have made for a great hammer horror style surgeon). 515 more words


Reusing Open Resources: Learning in Open Networks for Work, Life and Education

Back in 2003 I contributed a chapter to Allison LIttlejohn’s book Reusing Online Resources: A Sustainable Approach to E-learning and I’m delighted to say that, together with co-authors Sheila MacNeill and Martin Hawksey, I have another paper in the subsequent book in this series  284 more words


MOOCing About

As a prelude to starting my course, I recently enrolled on a separate Information Science course with Coursera. They host MOOCs in a variety of subjects, all provided free by various universities around the world. 537 more words

Distance Learning