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Monthly Archives: October 2013

Presentations: MOOC Research Initiative

This past week, in preparation for our upcoming MOOC research conference (early bird registration ends Oct 31), I held two online presentations on a) MOOC Research Initiative (a review of literature, research themes) and b) Lessons MOOCs can learn from online education. Slides and recordings are below. MOOC Research Initiative Recordings: YouTube video BlackBoard Collaborate [...]

Open presentations on MOOCs and MOOC Research Initiative

Several presentations this next week that might be of interest to readers: 1. Open Access Week at Athabasca University. Daily presentations starting Oct 21 on MOOCs, OERs, open access, libraries, and more. Schedule and access details have now been posted. 2. As part of the MOOC Research Initiative, I’m organizing two open events this coming [...]

Open Symposium: Policy and Strategy for Learning Analytics Deployment

We (SoLAR) are organizing an online symposium on Policy and Strategy for Learning Analytics Deployment. We have a great group of presenters next week. If you are interested, you can join the course here: A short intro video to the goal of the symposium: From the symposium description: While research in learning analytics has [...]

The greatest MOOC conference in the history of MOOCs

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) continue to receive a steady stream of media attention. The conversation is more nuanced now than it was a few years ago as attention has turned to credit, the impact on faculty, learner success, and related challenges. MOOCs, like personal learning environments and networks (PLE, PLN) from mid-2000′s, are not [...]