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Monthly Archives: June 2012

The future of higher education and other imponderables

We will be running an open online course from Oct 8-Nov 16, 2012, addressing some of the concepts in this post. Registration is free (duh). The discussion below is part of a proposed text with Johns Hopkins University Press that I’m co-authoring with Dave Cormier and Bonnie Stewart. I’ve been interested in changes in higher [...]

Instructure: we know. we learn.

I’ve been using Instructure for several weeks for a course that I’m teaching with Tecnol√≥gico de Monterrey on networked and connected learning. I’ve used a large number of learning management systems over the last several years, and Instructure presents one of the more impressive educator and end-user experiences. It took me about two hours to [...]

What is the theory that underpins our moocs?

If you’re even casually aware of what is happening in higher education, you’ve likely heard of massive open online courses (MOOCs). They have been covered by NY Times, Chronicle of Higher Education, TV programs, newspapers, and a mess or blogs. While MOOCs have been around since at least 2008, the landscape has changed dramatically over [...]

What do connections do?

I’ve been thinking more about connections over the past several years than I have about networks. That might seem like an odd thing to say since networks and connections are obviously related. Networks though are bigger, aggregated, more formidable to control and understand than individual connections. While it is helpful to see a social network [...]