Thank you for coming here today. My motivation to carry out this talk stems from a number of societal trends that I have been observing in the last decade or so. We have seen an increased online presence by a large number of people - citizens in society - who feel empowered by the technology to make their voices heard. So the question arises quite spontaneously - if citizens are online, what can we do or think of to harness that potential to have the same citizens who are engaged, do so more effectively? So in come the acronyms - as a result of our advances in technologies and applications we hear of these terms - the MOOCs, ARGs, VRs, etc. What are they? How are they already being used? Can we re-design what is already there to gain a more positive influence on society?
I chose this particular image source, viewing MOOCs as branching out in trees of knowledge - the apple - well look at my laptop and come up with your own conclusions… So what are MOOCs, what is so special about them? What makes them different from other online courses that universities have been running for years now.
Of MOOCs, ARGs, and other Acronyms: how can we engage citizens effectively
OF MOOCS, ARGS,
…how can we engage citizens ef
The MRER Lecture Series, Faculty of
25th February, 2016
➤ MOOCs - what are they?
➤ TodaysMeet - let’s connect [A]
➤ ARGs - what’s the focus?
➤ Engage your citizens [A]
➤ The CCE Model - a possible
MOOCs - what is so special about them?
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…MOOCs emerged as a gradual paradigm shift in
to anyone with
all material is online
start & end date
…As alternative Lifelong Learning Experiences
Questions for you:
1. Find a MOOC - what audience does it target?
2. Go to:
3. Think of a MOOC … what subject would attract
Design your own collaborative EVOKE; what mission can engage
citizens? how can creativity lead to citizen empowerment?
How to play
Plan the mission
Be creative with
the game plan
?a model for citizen
ENGAGING CITIZENS -
MOOCs, ARGs, and others
Source: Camilleri, V. (2015). Citizen Open Online Networks: Engaging Communities Actively.
Connecting Cities and Universities at Strategic Frontiers. Catania, Italy: Pascal International