New Technologies Making MOOCs Even Better

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Early MOOCs were often nothing more than long video lectures with a few multiple choice questions at the end—if you read much MOOC literature, you will know that these early implementations were roundly criticized for their poor pedagogy and almost complete lack of meaningful learning experiences.

Ultimate eLearning terms you should know: Part 2 (M-Z)

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Pedagogy: Derived from the Greek for ‘to lead’, pedagogy is a teacher-centred approach to educational activities in online and face-to-face environments. In eLearning, pedagogy involves selecting the best methods to convey information to learners.

Clark Quinn – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

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Clark: I’m a strong believer in social constructivist pedagogies, e.g. problem-based and service learning, whereby a curriculum is activity, not content. We were not only embedding the best research into our rules, but were adding machine learning to look for emergent patterns and tune our rules. Use Twitter, Facebook, Skype, Plus, and LinkedIn. Visual patterns are pretty low-level neural patterns, and likely to be similar across individuals.