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Slides for Livetext and the MOOC - presentation at 2013 Chicago Livetext Conference - Dr. Lee Graham & Dr. Virgil Fredenberg, University of Alaska Southeast

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  1. 1. UAS, Livetext and the MOOCUAS, Livetext and the MOOC
  2. 2. The MOOCThe MOOC XMOOCXMOOC CMOOCCMOOC
  3. 3. Why MOOC?Why MOOC?
  4. 4. The QuestionThe Question
  5. 5. Our InspirationOur Inspiration http://tinyurl.com/m4dmrcc.. THE MOOC MODEL FOR DIGITALTHE MOOC MODEL FOR DIGITAL PRACTICE:PRACTICE: Created through funding received by the University ofCreated through funding received by the University of Prince Edward Island through the Social Sciences andPrince Edward Island through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council's "Knowledge SynthesisHumanities Research Council's "Knowledge Synthesis Grants on the Digital Economy" .Grants on the Digital Economy" .
  6. 6. Our ModelOur Model Student BlogStudent Blog Web PageWeb Page WikispacesWikispacesTwitterTwitter Social BookmarkingSocial Bookmarking Google GroupsGoogle Groups LiveTextLiveText OtherOther
  7. 7. InstructionInstruction http://www.diffimooc.comhttp://www.diffimooc.com
  8. 8. Weekly BloggingWeekly Blogging Self-selected blogging tool (Blogger, Wordpress, Weebly)Self-selected blogging tool (Blogger, Wordpress, Weebly) Listed on Blogroll (Google Spreadsheet)Listed on Blogroll (Google Spreadsheet) Comment on the blogs of othersComment on the blogs of others Document interaction with others on blogDocument interaction with others on blog Respond to “Essential Question” on blogRespond to “Essential Question” on blog Submit blog address to Livetext weeklySubmit blog address to Livetext weekly
  9. 9. Weekly ParticipationWeekly Participation
  10. 10. Criticality of CreationCriticality of Creation Self-selected groupsSelf-selected groups Aligned with standardsAligned with standards According to standards - students self-select projectsAccording to standards - students self-select projects Individual counseling for students who are strugglingIndividual counseling for students who are struggling
  11. 11. Three AssignmentsThree Assignments
  12. 12. SurveysSurveys SurveyMonkeySurveyMonkey Week Two - level of understanding/affectWeek Two - level of understanding/affect Week Eight - level of understanding/affectWeek Eight - level of understanding/affect End of Program - knowledge gained, changes inEnd of Program - knowledge gained, changes in practicepractice
  13. 13. Focus GroupsFocus Groups After the class is completeAfter the class is complete After the initial write-up of the findingsAfter the initial write-up of the findings Ongoing - students act as critical friends and validityOngoing - students act as critical friends and validity groupsgroups
  14. 14. Strangely...Strangely... We saw Livetext as the center of the experienceWe saw Livetext as the center of the experience We believed students would see the web site as the centerWe believed students would see the web site as the center of the experienceof the experience Students saw their own blogs as the center of theStudents saw their own blogs as the center of the experienceexperience
  15. 15. Primary FindingsPrimary Findings Great majority of students moved through stages ofGreat majority of students moved through stages of disequilibrium to embrace connectivismdisequilibrium to embrace connectivism Great majority of students intend to continue to engageGreat majority of students intend to continue to engage with their PLN (Professional Learning Networks)with their PLN (Professional Learning Networks) Small contingent of students remained resistant and areSmall contingent of students remained resistant and are still offended at being asked to learn in this waystill offended at being asked to learn in this way
  16. 16. Now What?Now What? This summer #oltak - Online Teaching and LearningThis summer #oltak - Online Teaching and Learning Fall 2013 #seaccr - Action Research for CommonFall 2013 #seaccr - Action Research for Common CoreCore Spring 2014 #diffimooc - Revised and Reloaded!Spring 2014 #diffimooc - Revised and Reloaded!
  17. 17. ContactContact Lee: email:Lee: email: drlee.graham1@gmail.comdrlee.graham1@gmail.com Twitter: ak_leegTwitter: ak_leeg Virgil:Virgil: virgilfredenberg@gmail.comvirgilfredenberg@gmail.com Twitter:Twitter: Web: UAS.alaska.edu/educationWeb: UAS.alaska.edu/education Slides:Slides: http://www.slideshare.net/drlee66/livetexthttp://www.slideshare.net/drlee66/livetext

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