MOOC: Massive Open OnlineCourseHave been in development over the lastdecade. Recent pilot MOOCs at Stanford andMIT.Very controversial (for many reasons):• Politically/financially• Reducing teacher/student relationship (nofeedback, grading by peers/machine)• Too learner-centered? (self-motivation,learner-created content chaotic)• Grouping/territory/community issues
MOOC servicesExample: Introduction to Mathematical ThinkingPlatforms/providers:eDXCourseraUdacityUdemy
Social Networking for LL•Not use Facebook for language learning(although that isn’t necessarily bad either)•Rather, use Web 2.0 tools to get in touchwith other people.•Sort of a massive conversation partnersexchange.•Let’s investigate some examples…
Review social sites•10 minutes: With a partner, try out two of thesesites.•20 minutes: Then “claim” one of the sites towrite a more in-depth review about (just letme know on the board).•2 minute: Post your review on one or both ofyour blogs and send the link to the wikieditors for this week (Kristen & Katie)•10 minutes: share your site with the class.
Mixxer LiveMochaBusuu ITalkiPalabea Lang-8VoxSwap My Happy PlanetMyLanguageExchange xLingoCheck out two, then review one: