Source: George Siemens Quote from:http://www.elearnspace.org/Articles/connectivism.htm“One of the most persuasive factors isthe shrinking half-life of knowledge. The“half-life of knowledge” is the time spanfrom when knowledge is gained to whenit becomes obsolete. Half of what isknown today was not known 10 yearsago.”
Principles of Connectivism Learning and knowledge rests in diversity ofopinions. Learning is a process of connecting specializednodes or information sources. Learning may reside in non-human appliances. Capacity to know more is more critical than whatis currently known
Principles of Connectivism Decision-making is itself a learning process.Choosing what to learn and the meaning ofincoming information is seen through the lens of ashifting reality. While there is a right answer now,it may be wrong tomorrow due to alterations inthe information climate affecting the decision.
xMOOC Characteristics AI Grading University or CorporateSponsorship Rating of Questions DiscussionForum Instructor record answers on videobut does not always participate inthe discussion forums
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Anne Frank MOOCEducators use a virtual world and a MOOC (massive open online course) to teachabout the holocaust. Imagine "entering the book" as an avatar and exploring thecramped quarters where Anne Frank lived in hiding.
Good MOOC, Bad MOOC Venture capitalists who have poured at least $20-million into the 20-person Coursera storefront must be impatient for these revenuestreams to get settled. So far they’re considering the following: a) Charging for certification and testing. b) Vending of tutorial services, translations, facilitation of small-group discussion and peer learning, etc. c) Direct tuition for courses or clusters of courses in relation tocertification, standard distance-ed practice, just with the newmidscale Coursera brand. Harvard and MIT, for instance are trying to have their brand cake anddilute it too by branding their Edx courses as the product of “Harvardx”and “MITx.” d) Miscellaneous revenue sources, like advertising andemployment-service revenue from job seekers and potentialemployers.
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