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 Online Open Courses: A model for connected learning<br />George Siemens<br />September 6, 2011<br />Pretoria, South Afric...
What is open online learning?<br />
1. Open<br />No fee<br />No barriers to entry<br />No restrictions on participation<br />No requirement of core readings f...
2. Online<br />All content fully accessible online<br />All conversations (synch/asynch) fully accessible online<br />
How to deliver an open online course.2-step model<br />Do what you do in a regular online course. <br />Open it up.<br />
For-credit learners<br />CCK08/09/11<br />
Activities of the educator<br />1. Amplifying2. Curating3. Wayfinding and socially-driven sensemaking4. Aggregating5. Filt...
2007/08/09/10/11<br />
2008, 2009, 2011<br />
http://www.cdlprojects.com/<br />
Starts September 12, 2011<br />
Course interaction is distributed<br />
Course content is distributed<br />
To make sense, participants weave a coherent structure<br />
Getting Credit for open online courses<br />
Grading and evaluation<br />I’m quite fine with grading in open online courses. <br />Evaluation is still an important cur...
Evolution of open courses<br />First offerings:<br />Moodle<br />Elluminate<br />Blogs<br />Wikis<br />SecondLife<br />Goo...
Recent offerings:<br />Same as earlier offerings:<br />No learning management system<br />gRSShopper as hub (more on that ...
Interaction Cycle<br />
Blog-based aggregation<br />http://www.edufeedr.org/<br />
Learners own and use their personal spaces and existing identities<br />
Curriculum is a starting point<br />
Re-centering with new artifacts<br />
Benefit for learners<br />Build networks<br />Global interaction<br />Knowledge growth<br />Creation and co-creation<br />...
How to assist learners<br />Sub-networks and clustering<br />Mentors (Couros)<br />Video and tutorial support<br />Give le...
change.mooc.ca(Starts September 12, 2011)<br />Twitter: gsiemens <br />www.elearnspace.org/blog<br />Learning Analytics & ...
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  1. 1.  Online Open Courses: A model for connected learning<br />George Siemens<br />September 6, 2011<br />Pretoria, South Africa<br />
  2. 2. What is open online learning?<br />
  3. 3. 1. Open<br />No fee<br />No barriers to entry<br />No restrictions on participation<br />No requirement of core readings from books or closed journals <br />
  4. 4. 2. Online<br />All content fully accessible online<br />All conversations (synch/asynch) fully accessible online<br />
  5. 5. How to deliver an open online course.2-step model<br />Do what you do in a regular online course. <br />Open it up.<br />
  6. 6. For-credit learners<br />CCK08/09/11<br />
  7. 7. Activities of the educator<br />1. Amplifying2. Curating3. Wayfinding and socially-driven sensemaking4. Aggregating5. Filtering6. Modeling7. Persistent presence<br />http://www.connectivism.ca/?p=220<br />
  8. 8.
  9. 9. 2007/08/09/10/11<br />
  10. 10. 2008, 2009, 2011<br />
  11. 11.
  12. 12.
  13. 13. http://www.cdlprojects.com/<br />
  14. 14. Starts September 12, 2011<br />
  15. 15. Course interaction is distributed<br />
  16. 16. Course content is distributed<br />
  17. 17. To make sense, participants weave a coherent structure<br />
  18. 18. Getting Credit for open online courses<br />
  19. 19. Grading and evaluation<br />I’m quite fine with grading in open online courses. <br />Evaluation is still an important currency in education.<br />
  20. 20. Evolution of open courses<br />First offerings:<br />Moodle<br />Elluminate<br />Blogs<br />Wikis<br />SecondLife<br />GoogleGroups<br />Ustream<br />Pageflakes<br />Delicious<br />Podcasts<br />
  21. 21. Recent offerings:<br />Same as earlier offerings:<br />No learning management system<br />gRSShopper as hub (more on that later)<br />Twitter<br />Facebook<br />Personal aggregation tools<br />Networking comments (again, grsshopper)<br />This stuff is additive (except for the LMS :))<br />
  22. 22. Interaction Cycle<br />
  23. 23.
  24. 24.
  25. 25.
  26. 26. Blog-based aggregation<br />http://www.edufeedr.org/<br />
  27. 27. Learners own and use their personal spaces and existing identities<br />
  28. 28. Curriculum is a starting point<br />
  29. 29. Re-centering with new artifacts<br />
  30. 30. Benefit for learners<br />Build networks<br />Global interaction<br />Knowledge growth<br />Creation and co-creation<br />Develop identity<br />Develop digital literacy<br />Develop sensemaking and wayfinding skills<br />
  31. 31. How to assist learners<br />Sub-networks and clustering<br />Mentors (Couros)<br />Video and tutorial support<br />Give learners permission to explore<br />Don’t.have.to.read.it.all<br />Share as you start to make sense of format<br />Share as you start to make sense of content<br />Build and expand knowledge domain<br />Novel, random connections<br />Trust peer-support processes<br />
  32. 32. change.mooc.ca(Starts September 12, 2011)<br />Twitter: gsiemens <br />www.elearnspace.org/blog<br />Learning Analytics & Knowledge 2012: <br />Vancouver<br />http://lak12.sites.olt.ubc.ca/<br />
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