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11 Differences between a MOOC and an Online Course

ID Reflections

Related articles MOOCs: taxonomy of 8 types of MOOC A faculty perspective on OCW and MOOCs Reports from MOOC Research Hub I love this definition of MOOCs by Ignatia Inge deWaard in her e-book, MOOC Yourself: “A MOOC is a non-defined pedagogical format to organize learning /teaching/training on a specific topic in an informal, online, and collaborative way.” This captures the key essence of a MOOC highlighting the key differentiators between a MOOC and an online course. Hence, it is essential to identify the key aspects of what makes a MOOC a MOOC. The content in a MOOC is not static.

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Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

What I wrote more about in 2010 than past years: Text-to-Speech (8) OCW (3) SharePoint (8) eLearning Strategy (16) eLearning Tools (34) Corporate eLearning (18) Knowledge Worker (8) Authoring Tools (8) Voice (15) Knowledge Work (4) Captivate (11) Adobe Captivate (6) Enterprise 2.0 (6) Over the past few years, I spend part of December going back through my blog to recap a bit of what some of the key things I’ve learned over the course of the year. I’ve been doing this the past few years, for example: Learned about Learning in 2009. Instead, Joel would write it up. for more on this.

Reading the tea Leaves in my tabs: Our ecosystem is Commodified

Mark Oehlert

OCW : . I read my browser tabs like tea leaves I think. I look across the top row there and I try to discern what the tabs are telling me. Is there something bubbling up? What's gaining heat or buzz? commodify ; specifically : to render (a good or service) widely available and interchangeable with one provided by another company. Lynda.com : . CodeAcademy : . Udacity : . Treehouse : .

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Failure of Creative Commons Licenses

Tony Karrer

The one good thing that came out of it was that at least MIT recognized this failure and has additional information: MIT Interpretation of "Non-commercial" ": Non-commercial use means that users may not sell, profit from, or commercialize OCW materials or works derived from them. The guidelines below are intended to help users determine whether or not their use of OCW materials would be permitted by MIT under the "non-commercial" restriction. Users may not directly sell or profit from OCW materials or from works derived from OCW materials.

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Survey on Extreme or Informal Learning

Jay Cross

One strand of this research is on the use of open educational resources, OCW, and popular learning portals like MIT OpenCourseWare and the MIT OpenCourseWare Highlights for High School. ” This study explores how people learn (and teach) with technology in unique and nontraditional ways. Dr. Bonk. The 45-question survey is here. I suggest you take it. Who are you connected to?

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Free Learning

Tony Karrer

OCW, OER) as part of their internal learning. It was interesting to see all the different kinds of finds there are by visiting related pages like: Free Tools Free Webinars Free Resources Free Courses Free Courseware And one item that comes to the top a lot is ZaidLearn's post University Learning - OCW - OER - Free - worth checking out. Learning as a publisher of courses, content, etc.

Open Content in Workplace Learning?

The Learning Circuits

One of my Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010 was around Open Content for Workplace Learning: I’m not sure why this already hasn’t had a bigger impact, but workplace learning is going to start to catch up on the value of OCW and OER. Just visit the OER Commons and Open Courseware Consortium. Do a search on something like “instructional design”. What are some of the bigger challenges?

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Daily Bookmarks 06/19/2008

Experiencing eLearning

ZaidLearn: University Learning = OCW + OER = FREE! Huge directory of links to free educational resources–open courseware, open educational resources, and general resources. Mostly higher ed. tags: openaccess , education , highered , e-learning , creativecommons , free. Learning in the Webiverse: How Do You Grade a Conversation? Principles for assessing online discussions and other conversations (blogs, chat, etc.) by coherence, awareness of audience, and diction. tags: conversation , discussion , e-learning , highered , assessment , web2.0. Dabbling. Doing old things in old ways.

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