2013 05 06 moose


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Discussion of the concept of Massive Open Online Courses as they evolved from the development of open online learning and evolved into a means of offering social and immersive learning online. The context was a discussion of officials from the University College of the North in manitoba, which is mandated to provide learning to numerous communities scattered across a large northern environment. For audio and vidio please see http://www.downes.ca/presentation/314

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2013 05 06 moose

  1. 1. Massive Open Online Support for EducationStephen DownesMay 6, 2013
  2. 2. Have Network, Will Travelhttp://www.support.psi.net/support/common/routers/nethopper/index.html1996
  3. 3. One Laptop Per Childhttp://one.laptop.org/2006
  4. 4. OLPC Canada Promohttp://www.olpccanada.com/
  5. 5. “Thats 40,000 books alreadydelivered...”2016?http://www.downes.ca/post/55228
  6. 6. “A spring of truth shall flow from it”http://www.gutenberg.org/"It is a press, certainly, but a press from which shall flow in inexhaustible streams...Through it,God will spread His Word. A spring of truth shall flow from it: like a new star it shall scatter thedarkness of ignorance, and cause a light heretofore unknown to shine amongst men"
  7. 7. Language, literacy, librariesBrampton Library tested an EarlyLiteracy Workstation at its SouthFletchers Branch for a two-weekperiod earlier this month. 2007http://www.thebramptonnews.com/articles/1524/1/Early-Literacy-Workstation-Fun-for-Kids/Page1.htmlRevai Meeks, 6, and Easton Meeks, 3, readwith their mother Erika Lee at the BellevillePublic Library Jan. 20, 2011http://www.qnetnews.ca/?p=5159
  8. 8. The Idea of Open Learning...http://www.ignou.ac.in/http://www.open.ac.uk/http://www.athabascau.ca/http://www.open.edu.au/
  9. 9. Phases of Openness?http://www.col.org/blog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=130http://www.col.org/blog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=134
  10. 10. Open Educational ResourcesPhase 1http://www.imsglobal.org/metadata/http://ltsc.ieee.org/wg12/files/LOM_1484_12_1_v1_Final_Draft.pdfhttp://creativecommons.org/http://zaidlearn.blogspot.com/2008/06/university-learning-ocw-oer-free.html
  11. 11. Learning Design & Open PracticesPhase 2...the Open Educational Practices movement, developed by Germanys Ulf-Daniel Ehlersand the UKs Gráinne Conole...http://e4innovation.com/?p=373http://www.educause.edu/Resources/BeyondOERShiftingFocustoOpenEd/224619http://opal.innovationpros.net/news/launch-of-tools-to-enable-open-educational-practices/
  12. 12. Learning Design & Patternshttp://repository.alt.ac.uk/883/http://www.imsglobal.org/learningdesign/
  13. 13. Open Assessment?Phase 3http://www.aspirationtech.org/events/p2pu/openassessment/2010http://www.brainbench.com/
  14. 14. The MOOC...http://suifaijohnmak.wordpress.com/2011/03/10/cck11-how-to-explain-connectivism-mooc-and-plepln/http://www.mooc.cahttp://cck11.mooc.ca
  15. 15. What are MOOCs• Massive – by design• Open – gratis and libre• Online – vs. blended and wrapped• Courses – vs.communities, websites, videocollections, etchttp://mooc.ca
  16. 16. CCK08http://connect.downes.ca/cgi-bin/archive.cgi?page=thedaily.htmhttp://wwwapps.cc.umanitoba.ca/moodle/course/view.php?id=202300 students
  17. 17. 2800 students1800 students3000 studentshttp://edfuture.net/http://change.mooc.ca/http://connect.downes.ca/Other Courses
  18. 18. cMOOC vs xMOOCnetworks contentstaskshttp://lisahistory.net/wordpress/2012/08/three-kinds-of-moocs/http://ds106.us/history/https://www.ai-class.com/https://www.coursera.org/
  19. 19. Connectivist MOOCshttp://x28newblog.blog.uni-heidelberg.de/2008/09/06/cck08-first-impressions/
  20. 20. How to Learn in a cMOOChttp://www.tonybates.ca/2012/03/03/more-reflections-on-moocs-and-mitx/A process of immersion into aknowing community
  21. 21. How to Create a cMOOC• It’s like creating a network• Don’t centralize• Concentrate on the creation of linksWe use social networks...… to create personal knowledge
  22. 22. Why Open Educational Resources?Learning activities are essentiallyconversationsOERs are the words used inthose conversationshttp://www.downes.ca/presentation/233
  23. 23. Success Factors• What sort of decentralized network will bestsupport learning-as-growth?
  24. 24. The Semantic Condition• Autonomy, diversity, openness, interactivity• These conditions are the conditions for aconstructive dialogue…• And are thus the design principles for a MOOChttp://itforum.coe.uga.edu/paper92/paper92.html
  25. 25. How to Evaluate Learning• Learning is not possession of a collection offacts, it’s the expression of a capacity• Learning is recognized by a community ofexperts in a networkWe recognize our understandings……by the way we use them in our social networkLearning analytics
  26. 26. Aggregated Conversations
  27. 27. gRSShopperhttp://grsshopper.downes.ca
  28. 28. http://www.downes.ca