May 06 2012
Last week my post on Reconceptualizing facilitation and participation in a networked (MOOC) context garnered some interesting attention and some great comments. I wanted to offer a few more links to other blogs which are part of this distributed conversation, not only because they are interested, but I’m interested in weaving together these threads, both between the #BonkOpen MOOC (Instructional Ideas and Technology Tools for Online Success) and the #Change11 MOOC. So here we go!
- Lisa Lane’s which I blogged about, but continues to have a great conversation thread.
- Willem van Valkenburg gathers a few links himself.
- Learning from Failure from Kate in Australia.
- Bonk / Bb MOOC week 1: Motivation & Encouragement (?) and Questions About Network Learning (prompted by #bonkopen) from Jim Julius. (Jim, I owe you a comment!)
- Inside Higher ed on 4 Reasons Why the Bonk MOOC is So Interesting
- Ed Tech Dev What’s the “problem” with MOOCs?
- James Moore’s first week review of BonkOpen along with his related G+ stream
- Laura Gibbs has quite a few comments in her G+ stream as have George Station, Phil Hill
- The Coursite’s team — platform sponsor of this MOOC – have been blogging about their experiences.
- Mass Education and Motivation on the Telic Blog.
- Haas Learning, Thoughts on the Curtis Bonk MOOC and Learning Management Systems
Here are some more general MOOC-y blog posts:
- The Massive Open Online Professor (and I have to say, the term professor now feels odd to me!) from Stephen Carson and Jan Philipp Schmidt
- Bonnie Stewart, the problem with EdX: a MOOC by any other name?
- Ignatia - Selecting meaningful #socialmedia tools for a #MOOC or #PLN (which goes to an ongoing conversation sprinkled here and there about how to steward technology in MOOCs, matching tools to activities, etc. )
- Jonathan Rees - What’s the difference between a MOOC and the University of Phoenix? (this idea strikes fear into my heart…)
- #Change11 “One small step for man, a giant leap for mankind” – Is that the MOOC movement? from Sui Fai John Mak
Any other ones I should be reading and linking to?
Edit: May 7 – here are some more!
- Gerry McKiernan maintains a blog titled _Alt-Ed_ that is “devoted to documenting significant initiatives relating to Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), digital badges, and similar alternative educational projects.” http://alternative-educate.blogspot.com/
- Scott Leslie tweeted this interesting First Monday article on “The internet, selective learning and the rise of issues specialists,” noting the MOOC implications