Is the pedagogy of MOOCs flawed?

E-Learning Provocateur

Her counter argument was that the pedagogical devices that I cited – readings, online discussion forums, social media groups and local meetups – are the same learning and teaching functionalities available in any LMS. All of the MOOCs I have experienced include readings, online discussion forums, social media groups and local meetups. This is a question that I tackle in my Udemy course The Wide World of MOOCs.

Reflections of a mooc unvirgin

E-Learning Provocateur

An announcement board kept us up to date, the discussion forums were easy to find, and the final assessment was explained clearly from Day 1. While I initially found this frustrating (having to bounce between them in case I missed out on anything), I now agree in hindsight that multiple platforms are a good idea – on the proviso that the Coursera-hosted forum remains the plenary. With 42,000 participants, it was inevitable that the discussion forum would be swamped.

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How to revamp your learning model

E-Learning Provocateur

Core component #2: Discussion forum. The secondary component of my ILE is an open discussion forum. I say “secondary&# because my rationale is that, if the learner can’t find the knowledge they need in the wiki, they can crowdsource it via the forum. A discussion forum enables the learner to post a question to their peers, thereby leveraging the collective intelligence of the organisation. In my articles Online courses must die!

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Improvising our way beyond emergency remote teaching

Kadenze

Increasingly there will be a move to quality in pedagogy ; to what effective online learning requires, to use research to inform online practice and to an overarching learning design best suited to taking your discipline online. Image by Nathan Dumlao / Unsplash.

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The future of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

Sure, the pedagogy may not be perfect, but the alternative is much worse. The pedagogy of MOOCs will be enriched. Over time, content providers will supplement their core offerings with live webinars, interactive exercises, discussion forums, wikis, social networks etc. MOOCs get a bad rap. Dismissed as prescriptive, or teacher-centric, or unsocial, or something else, it’s like a badge of honour to espouse why you dislike MOOCs.

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How to Make Online Learning Easy for First-Time eLearners

CourseArc

you may also consider designing courses that accept questions, comments, and assignment submissions via multiple means – email, social media channels, forums, etc. Accessibility CourseArc eLearning Tools Instructional Design Online Learning accessibility eLearning instructional design Pedagogy user experience

Doctoring the Informal Learning Environment

E-Learning Provocateur

Given the realities of the workplace for student doctors, shifting the pedagogy – if ever so slightly – from formal to informal sounds long overdue. In addition to profiles and blogs, I would also suggest facilitating an open discussion forum. Unlike a blog (which may or may not be read by others) a discussion forum enables the student to push a question to the crowd, thereby leveraging the collective intelligence of the hospital.

Informal first

E-Learning Provocateur

These resources will no doubt include text, but should also include images, audio, video, interactive scenarios, a discussion forum, downloadable job aids… you name it. It is well documented that the vast majority of learning in the workplace is informal. According to extensive research undertaken by the Center for Creative Leadership: • 70% of learning occurs “on the job” • 20% of learning occurs by interacting with other people.

The EdTech Story: Designing Products for Impacting Student Outcomes and Student Engagement

Harbinger Interactive Learning

The need of the hour is to blend instructional pedagogies with innovative use of technology. From Harbinger's Thought Leadership Forum EdTech Educational technology student outcomesThe education landscape around us is disrupting rapidly.

Clash of the titans

E-Learning Provocateur

From a learning practitioner’s point of view, it raises issues of pedagogy, instructional design, and perhaps even epistemology. Or assigned to participation in a district-wide online discussion forum? instructional design cognitivism constructivism conversation discussion education expert instructivism K-12 knowledge Larry Sanger learning novice participatory learning pedagogy Steve Wheeler teaching

Human enough #edcmooc

E-Learning Provocateur

Humans are the only organisms that use computers, surf the Web, write text, film video, record audio, and engage with one another in online discussion forums. So when we view online pedagogy through this lens, we recognise very little of it that is not human. instruction Joseph Gliddon learning machine modern artifice online pedagogy posthumanism reason research robot Steve Fuller

The future of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

Sure, the pedagogy may not be perfect, but the alternative is much worse. The pedagogy of MOOCs will be enriched. Over time, content providers will supplement their core offerings with live webinars, interactive exercises, discussion forums, wikis, social networks etc. MOOCs get a bad rap. Dismissed as prescriptive, or teacher-centric, or unsocial, or something else, it’s like a badge of honour to espouse why you dislike MOOCs.

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Clash of the titans

E-Learning Provocateur

From a learning practitioner’s point of view, it raises issues of pedagogy, instructional design, and perhaps even epistemology. Or assigned to participation in a district-wide online discussion forum? instructional design cognitivism constructivism conversation discussion education expert instructivism K-12 knowledge Larry Sanger learning novice participatory learning pedagogy Steve Wheeler teaching

E-Learning Design Part 4: Learning through Collaboration

CDSM

This is known as our ‘ pedagogy ’. How Social Constructivism Informs CDSM’s Pedagogy. The challenge of independent e-learning is isolation, so our learning platform technology gives its users access to a community of learners, enabling them to share, reflect and discuss using communication tools such as forums, comment threads and real-time chat facilities. E-learning Learning Pedagogy Collaboration E-Learning Design Learning Theory MOOCS

Informal first

E-Learning Provocateur

These resources will no doubt include text, but should also include images, audio, video, interactive scenarios, a discussion forum, downloadable job aids… you name it. It is well documented that the vast majority of learning in the workplace is informal. According to extensive research undertaken by the Center for Creative Leadership: • 70% of learning occurs “on the job” • 20% of learning occurs through feedback from others.

E-Learning Design Part 3: The Learner as an Active Participant

CDSM

This is known as our ‘ pedagogy ’. We want our users to have access to a community of learners, and this is something we achieve by providing them with communication tools – such as forums and chat facilities – that promote discussion and critical thinking. CDSM E-learning Insights Learning Pedagogy Active Partcipant Constructivism E-Learning Design Learning Theory

How can we engage online learners?

Learning with 'e's

Quantity was more important than quality, because a rapid population of new digital spaces was deemed to be expedient - the pedagogy could wait. As online education evolved, it quickly became clear that new forms of content needed to be developed, and new forms of pedagogy needed to be devised to support the new ways of learning that were emerging. classroom Digital education learning online pedagogy schools students teachers Technology

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Accreditation?

Clark Quinn

Also, as occasionally happens, I thought that I’d share my thoughts in this forum, and look for feedback to improve my thinking. You can also be reviewed and accredited on the basis of your pedagogy, for instance your online teaching approach.

Open Learning Network vs Informal Learning Environment

E-Learning Provocateur

An open discussion forum , and. Tags: formal learning informal learning learning management learning model FLE formal learning environment ILE informal learning environment interoperability learning management system learning objects LMS OLN open learning network pedagogy philosophy In the comments section of my previous post, Mike Caulfield kindly pointed me to the article Envisioning the Post-LMS Era: The Open Learning Network by Jonathan Mott.

Online courses must die!

E-Learning Provocateur

Not to mention blogs, wikis, discussion forums and social bookmarks. In this sense, the pedagogy is constructivist. In this sense, the pedagogy is connectivist. But that’s not to say that the pedagogy of an ILE can’t be instructivist either. A touch dramatic, isn’t it? Now that I have your attention, please bear with me. There’s method in my madness… The myth of rapid authoring.

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Online assessment: the student voice

Learning with 'e's

Asking them to post their work to a forum which can be viewed and evaluated by the entire peer group is more engaging still, which brings us to a key principle of online assessment: Perhaps the most engaging approach to e-assessment (as it has come to be known) is to involve students as partners in the process. assessment Digital education learning online pedagogy schools students teachers Technology

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Blogging: Five of the best

Learning with 'e's

That is one of the key reasons I believe blogging is a powerful method of professional engagement, and as Lawrence Lessig argues: "Blogging, a bit like forums, are spaces where people can congregate to share ideas, engage in dialogue over particular issues, and learn a great deal. The Meaning Of Pedagogy (>62,000 views, 8 comments) This was a post I wrote in response to questions from my students while working at the Plymouth Institute of Education.

Schoolboy errors

Learning with 'e's

These and several other related barriers to creativity were discussed during a keynote session which featured Finnish education expert Pasi Sahlberg , British author Richard Gerver and myself, in Seoul at the Global Leaders Forum. assessment creativity education failure pedagogy psychological safety schools teachers TechnologyDid you make mistakes when you were in school? I certainly did. In fact all of my classmates also did.

Disrupting Education

Clark Quinn

Some thoughts I lobbed in another forum (lightly edited): Mark Warschauer, in his great book Learning in the Cloud (which has nothing to do with ‘the cloud’), pointed out that there are only 3 things wrong with public education: the curricula, the pedagogy, and the way they use tech; other than that they’re fine. The following was prompted by a discussion on how education has the potential to be disrupted.

The Coorpacademy platform as a progression tool for employees: a Square Management success

Coorpacademy

Another aspects that has generated so much enthusiasm for Coorpacademy is the significant attraction for the gaming universe that the platform offers and which is also possible thanks to our pedagogy. A Babel Forum is also available for peer-to-peer exchange.

How Technology Is Powering Learning

Magic EdTech

While the critical drivers of education stay unchanged, this transformation supports a simple replication of traditional classroom pedagogies. Class discussions are now discussion forums, and the good old exams are now powered by machines. .

How Technology Is Powering Learning

Magic EdTech

While the critical drivers of education stay unchanged, this transformation supports a simple replication of traditional classroom pedagogies. Class discussions are now discussion forums, and the good old exams are now powered by machines. .

A Different Approach to Adult Learning Design

Raptivity

Pedagogy is how you teach children and Andragogy is how you teach adults. I recently attended a session by Rick Blunt on eLearning Guild’s online forum ( The eLearning Guild online session Interactivity vs.Interaction: Align their Simplicities and Complexities. ). Source: From presentation by Rick Blunt on Guild online forum According to Rick, when adults start solving a problem, they tend to follow Bloom’s taxonomy.

Five Ways to Introduce E-learning Problems and Solutions

Yatharthriti

With LMS, one can also use and develop various pedagogy methods. Being an intuitive and interactive interface, it allows smooth management of the content, with user-friendly tools such as video conferencing, discussion forums, tracking, and keeping records of various events and programs.

Instructivism, constructivism or connectivism?

E-Learning Provocateur

The popular sequence of events that I have recounted is often represented pictorially as a gradient, accompanied by that ubiquitous table comparing various aspects of the three pedagogies. Sure, the gradient reflects a wonderful growth of ideas, but I think it’s a trap to conclude that the latter pedagogies supersede the former. For example: Discussion forums (synchronous or asynchronous) allow the learner to ask questions, clarify concepts and share experiences.

Constructive criticism of Coursera

E-Learning Provocateur

I have put the word ecologies in inverted commas because I would have used the term “pedagogies” instead. I am sensitive to the “massive” in mooc, and appreciate the fact that the instructors can’t possibly respond to every contribution in the social forum. Well it’s taken me over 3 and a half years, but I’ve finally completed another mooc.

Investing in the Best Online Learning Platform for Education

Hurix Digital

Modern Learning Management Solutions – Service providers in this category focus on enhanced learner experience and on specific pedagogies, which are generally not addressed in traditional LMS solutions.

What are the Benefits of Virtual Science Labs

Hurix Digital

The main aim of virtual science labs is to offer quality research exposure and innovative pedagogy for learners to drive their scientific curiosity.

E-Learning conferences in Australia in 2019

E-Learning Provocateur

International Conference on e-Learning & Innovative Pedagogies. Eportfolio Forum. Guess what… it’s less than a year to the iconic “2020” I wonder what will emerge in the lead-up to this futuristic milestone for so many talkfests gone by. Now is the time for action and I sincerely hope our PD calendar is dominated by demonstrations and showcases.

How Data Analytics Helps Boosting Your E-Learning Experience

G-Cube

Online knowledge in the form of wikis, discussion forums, blogs and videos shared by contributors is increasing becoming significant learning resource for corporate learners. It has always been in pedagogy since mass education allowed instructors to collect learners’ data and use it to refine training strategies. Whitepaper on Analytics in Learning.

4 myths on how to spice things up in online learning

The eLearning Nomad

If you’re not convinced, read the excellent 2004 report entitled ‘ Learning styles and pedagogy post-16 learning: a systematic and critical review ’. Myth #4: Adding a discussion forum will make the e-course more engaging. Anyone who has added a discussion space (forum or other) to a traditional e-learning course has learned the hard way that this doesn’t work. A ‘share-if-you-care’ forum added to an otherwise content-focused e-course won’t make a difference at all.

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[WEBINAR Recap] Create Blended Solutions That Engage Hybrid Workers

Learning Wire

CrossKnowledge is first and foremost a learning company, which uses The HILL Model as its fundamental approach to pedagogy. About our expert: Tom Herring is a Solutions Consultant at CrossKnowledge.

4 myths on how to spice things up in online learning

The eLearning Nomad

If you’re not convinced, read the excellent 2004 report entitled ‘ Learning styles and pedagogy post-16 learning: a systematic and critical review ’. Myth #4: Adding a discussion forum will make the e-course more engaging. Anyone who has added a discussion space (forum or other) to a traditional e-learning course has learned the hard way that this doesn’t work. A ‘share-if-you-care’ forum added to an otherwise content-focused e-course won’t make a difference at all.

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What a MOOC Is and What It Isn’t

Your Training Edge

This is unsurprising for two reasons: MOOCs have changed considerably since they first came out, and they are continuing to evolve as both the pedagogies and the technologies. What this signifies is that the courses are generally constructed using a common set of building blocks, such as bite-sized learning modules, video content delivery, and online discussion forums. Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are the education and training story of this decade (at least so far).

Let’s catch up on Learning Pool’s hybrid events from 2021

Learning Pool

According to the World Economic Forum, the gender pay gap is predicted to close in 108 years. More than 18 months ago, our day-to-day lives changed quite dramatically and for most of the world, things are only just returning to normal.

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