Grading and evaluation I’m quite fine with grading in open online courses. Evaluation is still an important currency in education.
Evolution of open courses First offerings: Moodle Elluminate Blogs Wikis SecondLife GoogleGroups Ustream Pageflakes Delicious Podcasts
Recent offerings: Same as earlier offerings: No learning management system gRSShopper as hub (more on that later) Twitter Facebook Personal aggregation tools Networking comments (again, grsshopper) This stuff is additive (except for the LMS :))
Benefit for learners Build networks Global interaction Knowledge growth Creation and co-creation Develop identity Develop digital literacy Develop sensemaking and wayfinding skills
How to assist learners Sub-networks and clustering Mentors (Couros) Video and tutorial support Give learners permission to explore Don’t.have.to.read.it.all Share as you start to make sense of format Share as you start to make sense of content Build and expand knowledge domain Novel, random connections Trust peer-support processes
change.mooc.ca(Starts September 12, 2011) Twitter: gsiemens www.elearnspace.org/blog Learning Analytics & Knowledge 2012: Vancouver http://lak12.sites.olt.ubc.ca/