MOOC as a Connectivist Environment

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  • Mention Siemens, Downes, Cormier PLENK 2010, CCK 11 and 12, Change 11/12 …
  • What’s next … our reflective and forward thoughts … bridging some gaps?
  • MOOC as a Connectivist Environment

    1. 1. MOOC as Connectivist Environment Betty Hurley-Dasgupta Carol Yeager Catherine A. Bliss (U. of Vermont)
    2. 2. Presenters Betty Hurley-Dasgupta and Carol Yeager CatherineA. Bliss
    3. 3. Reference Page http://tinyurl.com/moocit
    4. 4. What is a MOOC ? (massive open online course)
    5. 5. Our first MOOC Fall 2011 ( http://cdlprojects.com/ )
    6. 6. gRSShopper open source by Stephen Downes (grsshopper.downes.ca/about.htm )
    7. 7. Visualization by participant of how cMOOC works
    8. 8. http://youtu.be/K_dIXNGVZnk.
    9. 9. Types of Posts: Facebook, Twitter, Blogs
    10. 10. CMC11 participant closing comments
    11. 11. (http://math.cdlprojects.com/ )
    12. 12. Join us with our upcoming math MOOC
    13. 13. Questions • What challenges do MOOCs present for assessing learning gained through engaging with the MOOC, including other MOOC participants? • Is the MOOC an accessible learning environment for all learners? • What are essential elements of a MOOC? Is size (over 100) sufficient for it to be a MOOC? • Is a MOOC really a course?
    14. 14. Some References • Research article on MOOCs: • http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/104 1/2025 • Dave Cormier on MOOCs: • http://davecormier.com/edblog/2012/07/31/20- questions-and-answers-about-moocs/ • George Siemens on MOOCs (video): • http://blog.p2pfoundation.net/george-siemens-on- massive-open-online-courses/2011/05/14 • Stephen Downes on MOOCs (video): • http://www.slideshare.net/Downes/xmooc-the-massive- open-online-course-in-theory-and-in-practice

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