Tag Archives: MOOC

PLN, PBL, MOOC, APPR – Blended Learning, Flipped Classroom…

PLN, PBL, MOOC, APPR - Blended Learning, Flipped Classroom, and the beat goes on…. Yes, the field of education has always been notorious for acronyms and catchy phrases to label the latest trend and believe me they are confusing even to those in the field. A decade ago it was in vogue to refer to…
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Adventures in MOOCs, Part 2: The Return of the MOOC

[caption id="attachment_41584" align="alignright" width="400"] "My kingdom for an MOOC!"[/caption] After four weeks I finally got the hang of MOOCing. What is the proper verb form of MOOC, anyway? MOOCering? MOOCating? I have been taking my first MOOC for the past six weeks, a course from the University of Leicester called "England in the Time of…
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Adventures in MOOCs, Part 1: The Final Frontier?

Before I began my internship with Teachers With Apps, I would have thought a MOOC was the name of an alien creature straight out of Star Wars. I had no background in education, much less education technology and all the vocabulary and acronyms that come with it. [caption id="attachment_39251" align="alignleft" width="320"] This is not a…
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To MOOC, or not to MOOC

MOOCs are hot, but is the sizzle about to fizzle? A short history of distance learning:  1890s: Correspondence Courses 1920: 4 million people took correspondence courses 1993: Jones International University becomes first online U. [in the world] 2006: Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) coined in 2008 by Canadians Dave Cormier and Bryan Alexander 2012: The…
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Moodle MOOC 2 Opens on WizIQ

Stephen Downes, MeiMei Fox to present After the huge success of first Moodle Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), leading e-learning platform, WizIQ announces Moodle MOOC 2 commencing on October 1, 2013. The MOOC 2 will have Stephen Downes, one of the pioneers in establishing MOOCs as a platform for learning and MeiMei Fox, a celebrity…
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