mcmorgan + openeducation   20

Recognition Is Futile: Why Checklist Approaches to Information Literacy Fail and What To Do About It
A. Checklists are always a sign of non-education. B. Engagement is required. C. Heuristics and material practice count.
fakenews  openeducation  mooc  #en3177  education  infoliteracy 
26 days ago by mcmorgan
Broadcast Education: a Response to Coursera | Open Education | HYBRID PEDAGOGY
Jump into the debate here, with a very sound and nicely acerbic whack at xMOOCs Coursera. "esse Stommel reminds us in his article, The March of the MOOCs: Monstrous Open Online Courses, that “MOOCs are all untapped potential” and “MOOCs are trainable.” In reality, the shapelessness of the MOOC approach, the vast chaos of it, can likely contribute much more to resurrecting that important connection between student and teacher than can any other form of online learning. Edmundson himself says that “Every memorable class is a bit like a jazz composition. There is the basic melody that you work with. It is defined by the syllabus. But there is also a considerable measure of improvisation against that disciplining background.” And if there is any online educational approach that percusses the way jazz does, it’s the MOOC."
mooc  openeducation  oer 
august 2012 by mcmorgan
On the Term “MOOC”
moving towards a finer definition. hooray. "Personally, I use the term “open teaching” to describe what I do with (1) publicly available syllabi, readings, and assignments, (2) encouraging participants to publish their work and thoughts on publicly viewable blogs and in other public outlets so that everyone can see, comment, and build on each others’ work, and – since this winter term – (3) awarding open badges to participants (in addition to helping them find ways to receive university credits). The term open teaching plays nicely with terms like open educational resources, open assessment, open credentialing, open access, open data, open policy, and of course the umbrella term – open education."
mooc  oer  openeducation 
june 2012 by mcmorgan
Attwell - Reflections on PLEs
excellent. Attwell responds with a 17 min video to questions for OU students in Portugal. I usually dislike video responses (I can read faster and can control re-reading) but this one is worth the time because Graham gives an overview of the work he's been doing with PLEs for a few years. that's two years condensed into 17 mins.
ple  oer  openeducation  lms 
june 2012 by mcmorgan
Introduction to Openness in Education - How It Works
David Wiley's instance of OE at Participants are asked to engage in academic work, bootstrapping the content for the next wave. Earn badges. And Wiley's method gets promoted. I like it - and the badges, well, they are hypericonic.
OER  OpenEducation  DE  DigitalHumanities  DH  mooc 
may 2012 by mcmorgan
Faculty Views About Online Learning -
via Tech-Rhet. Bar charts. Online is more work for less educational quality, and practiced mainly by the tenure-track faculty. I'm assuming this refers mainly to institutionalized CMS stuff. That's my over-generalization for the day.
#plenk2010  DE  openeducation  open_learning  CMS  ple 
november 2010 by mcmorgan
Stephen Downes: Deinstitutionalizing Education
Go, Stephen: "While a great deal of virtual ink has been spilled over the need to reform our schools and universities, I think we need to question how we manage education altogether. For it is manifest that the institution, the form in which we have managed education and society in general, has ultimately come to failure." This article is difficult to summarize, but it places institutionalized ed in there with corporate greed, exploitation, outsourcing, and powerlessness. And my university says, "Education is broken because we don't assess." Ed is broken alright, but it's broken like corporations are.
#plenk2010  assessment  openeducation  open_learning  ple 
november 2010 by mcmorgan
Never Mind the Edupunks; or, The Great Web 2.0 Swindle
Here's a chord. Here's another. Now go form a band. Brian Lamb and Jim Groom critique open ed, sneaky commodification, Vivienne Westwood, and the coming New Romantics. This is where we are, again. Like old home week. "It may not surprise readers that the two of us—a couple of embittered Gen-X'ers who've been associated with the "edupunk" aesthetic—look at the commodification of online educational environments with distaste. At the risk of indulging our stereotypical knee-jerk anti-corporatism, we note here several concerns."
mooc  ple  bollocks  openeducation  edupunk  openaccess  opensource  sex_pistols  SCORM 
august 2010 by mcmorgan
Brian Lamb calls for open access to academic knowledge
Comments on Brian Lamb's comments on OER at London conference. It's criminal, not to share.
OER  education  openeducation  wikihandbook 
august 2010 by mcmorgan
Critical Literacy Course
PLE/Critical Literacies open course from Plearn CA. Start here to see how the model works.
de  ple  openeducation  opencourse  newliteracy 
june 2010 by mcmorgan
CCSP TKBR: Thinkubator
Entry point to SFU's John Maxwell's work.
wikis  blogs  openeducation 
august 2009 by mcmorgan
School of Everything: great idea, suffers from lack of users
ArsTech on School of Everything. Nifty idea and might be worth using it as a model for creating an online version of a f2f class. But nobody's there.
readme  DE  openeducation 
january 2009 by mcmorgan

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