MOOC

(This is from my blog, Kevin's Meandering Mind) I made a ton of comics for the most recent round of Rhizomatic Learning with Dave Cormier, as well as other assorted media, such as memes and graphs and artwork. I realized, as Rhizo15 now officially winds down (but really, it never ends, if we can help it ... thus, the Let's Connect image above), that I have 56 items in my Flickr Album for Rhizo15...
Last week on TTT, a group of us got together to talk about intergenerational MOOC participation and what might happen if there were a cMOOC focused on the idea of Genius Hour. Here's the video:       Toward the end of the session, Peggy George asked "What's your 'purpose' for offering it and what would be the kids' purpose in wanting to be part of it?"   Great questions so I'm answering them...
Keywords: MOOC, clmooc, genius hour
(cross-posted from K12 Open Ed) A few of us have been talking about the idea of fostering cross-generational participation in cMOOCs lately, and as I think about this my mind keeps coming back to the idea of Genius Hour as a MOOC. For those unfamiliar, the idea of Genius Hour (also sometimes called Google 20% time) is to give students some dedicated time to pursue their own passions. Whenever I...
Keywords: MOOC, moocs, cmooc, clmooc
(cross posted from K12 Open Ed) The cross-generational learning experiences that I’ve participated in have been uniquely powerful. This is leading me to think about how we might include more youth in our connectivist learning MOOCs. My question is – what would incentivize youth to participate? In many ways, this is the same question I am often asked about getting educators to participate in opt-...
Keywords: moocs, MOOC, clmooc, cmoocs, xmoocs
(cross-posted from K12 Open Ed)  Over the last year, I’ve learned a lot about MOOCs, both as a participant and as a facilitator, in all cases as a learner. Much like my learning curve with Twitter, I dove deep and went from “meh” to “wow.” One of my biggest leaps in understanding came when I realized that “all MOOCs are NOT created equal,” and in fact, there are huge differences between xMOOCs...
(cross-posted from K12 Open Ed) I’m working on another MOOC, this one focused on deeper learning, and it is prompting me to think a lot about what deeper learning means to me. (As background, the Deeper Learning MOOC or DLMOOC is a free, flexible, nine-week online course that will allow K-16 educators to learn about how deeper learning can be put into practice. It starts on January 20.) To me,...
  Van Gogh, "Den Feldgang"   From my personal and professional experience, our systems of education are profoundly inequitable. When they do work it is for an elite while simultaneously providing the illusion of a way up and out for the most of us. Do I have to cite the global litany here? I suppose so. Poverty rules the globe and hunger, too. Our food systems are corrupt and our health care...
Make Cycle Four of the #clmooc equals: 120 minutes of Google Hangouts on Air 60 minutes of live twitter chat 50 discrete G+ community posts 2 newsletters with attendant links and images 1 #F5F 1 introductory blog post 2 reflective blog posts 2 #literacies chats 4 Make Bank makes 19 blog entries on #clmooc aggregator …and more. The simple equation above begs a qualitatively deeper question: are...
Keywords: making, MOOC, #clmooc
(Link to the Storify collection from the first Twitter Chat) Greetings! As we near the end of the first Make Cycle, the team of MOOC facilitators want to express our appreciation and admiration for the ways in which hundreds of you have jumped right into the Making and Connecting mix during the first week of the Making Learning Connected Massive Open Online Collaboration. It has been a joy to...
Keywords: MOOC, Google, clmooc, hangout
Terry Elliott and I are the two main facilitators for this first week of the Making Learning Connected MOOC, and last night, we hosted the first in a series of Google Hangouts. We invited a few guests and then spent a thoughtful hour last night talking about the art of “making,” the rationale of the MOOC, and how folks can be active participants in learning this summer. We invited a few folks (...

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