6 Things you may not know about MOOCs


Despite sounding like a Dr Seuss character, MOOCs are actually seriously learning tech. MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Course, and is typically offered as a “taster” introductory course by major universities via online platforms. 6 Things you may not know about MOOCs.

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Context Matters in Social Media


Jargon: Someone uses the term MOOC. Most people I communicate with on Twitter are fully aware of what a MOOC is. Poor soul gets 10 different replies because everyone else knows what a MOOC is and is trying to be helpful.

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MOOCs for Professional Development - #TCEA15


Notes from MOOCs for Professional Development Presentation at TCEA 2015 Dr. Kay Abernathy, Lamar University [link] Lamar University sponsored the MOOC on Social Media Communication Tools for Educators which Dr. Abernathy facilitated. link] What is a MOOC?


#DLNchat: How Have MOOCs Impacted Approaches to Student Learning?


Has the MOOC revolution come and gone? Or will the principles of the MOOC movement continue to influence higher ed? On Tuesday, April 10 the #DLNchat community got together to discuss and debate: How Have MOOCs Impacted Approaches to Student Learning? How many MOOCs have you signed up for and how many have you taken?” was the question first posed to the #DLNchat community by Aneesa Davenport, social media and analytics manager for EdSurge.

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Join #TeachDoNow Summer MOOC

Educator Innovator

This online opportunity is open to anyone interested in learning how to use Twitter and other media sharing applications to promote social and civic discourse with students and will take place this summer from July 7 – August 17. using social media tools. The discussions will be accompanied by weekly missions that challenge participants to learn new tools and skills, discover and share new knowledge, and creatively express themselves using new media tools.


12+ Missions Covering Various K12 Content for Meaningful Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

The Internet and social media provide learners with a worldwide audience in which to share their ideas, passions, innovations, thoughts, and brilliance. Technology is a huge part of our students’ lives.

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Tonight - A True History of the MOOC

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me today, Wednesday, September 26th, for a one-hour live and interactive FutureofEducation.com webinar on the "true history" of the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) with Dave Cormier, Alec Couros, Stephen Downes, Rita Kop, Inge de Waard, and Carol Yeager.


MOOC-Ed: Coaching Digital Learning, Unit 2 Reflection


Here is my Unit 2 reflection for the MOOC-Ed, Coaching Digital Learning: Cultivating a Culture of Change. What do you see as the most important advantages of adding social media tools to your personal learning network? I think that social media tools play an integral role in my Professional Learning Network and without them, my PLN would not be very effective. Each social media tool provides its own advantages to any PLN.


Back to #EDEN

Learning with 'e's

Let me list just a few: Smart phones and other mobile technologies such as e-readers; social media and social networks; touch-screen technologies; Web 2.0; MOOCs; and a whole host of other innovations have been birthed during this time.

Don’t add. Make better.

The Principal of Change

April 21, 2017 Focus on the “Learner” September 8, 2016 The #InnovatorsMindset MOOC Starting Soon! Having just received an email from someone starting a new “technology” position in their school, they asked me what advice I would give.


A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking


Claims on Social Media : Students consider the sources of a tweet and the information contained in it in order to describe what makes it both a useful and not useful source of information. Social Media Video : Students watch an online video and identify its strengths and weaknesses.

Focus on the “Learner”

The Principal of Change

September 15, 2016 The Arrows Go Back and Forth #IMMOOC September 8, 2016 The #InnovatorsMindset MOOC Starting Soon! I saw a link for an interesting video on “accelerating learning” for students and was intrigued simply by the title.


The Arrows Go Back and Forth #IMMOOC

The Principal of Change

Starting “ The Innovator’s Mindset ” MOOC this week ( #IMMOOC ), a lot of people are jumping into blogging, and many people are reluctant and nervous. September 8, 2016 The #InnovatorsMindset MOOC Starting Soon!


Twitter and the death of distance

Learning with 'e's

Social media sites such as Twitter span huge distances to connect people around the world. There are many stories of people developing and sustaining friendship, or even romance and eventual marriage, after ''meeting'' on a social media site.

Serendipitous Learning on Twitter


For me, this is exactly what social media, especially Twitter, is all about. It turns out there is either a new MOOC they’re participating in, a conference they’re live-tweeting about, or a Twitter chat going on.

Parabolic learning

Learning with 'e's

The incorporation of a number of social media tools into the mix proved to be an amazing platform from which the students and I could reflect on the process of learning, and amplify our ideas to each other and the world.

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Kids Teaching the World

The Principal of Change

June 18, 2015 Personalize, Not Standardize September 8, 2016 The #InnovatorsMindset MOOC Starting Soon! Personal Learning Providing Instructional Leadership innovative teaching and learning innovators mindset joseph joubert podcast social media soundcloud youtube in the classroom


EdSurge HigherEd Year in Review: Our Top Higher Education Stories of 2018


While not quite the “Year of the MOOC,” 2018 saw a resurgence in interest around the ways these massive open online courses are delivering free (and more often these days, not free) online education around the world, and how these providers are increasingly turning to traditional institutions of learning. Here’s a peek at four projects highlighted by Justin Hendrix, the executive director of the NYC Media Lab. How Blockbuster MOOCs Could Shape the Future of Teaching.

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What has been and what is yet to come

Learning with 'e's

In this presentation I will explore the use of MOOCs, AI, social media, smart mobiles, virtual worlds, augmented and virtual reality, as well as some of the emerging associated theories, to evaluate their effectiveness on pedagogy.


Dr. Alec Couros on Spearfishing, Citizenship, and Lateral Reading

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Alec Couros – Bio as Submitted Alec Couros is a professor of educational technology and media at the Faculty of Education, University of Regina, in Saskatchewan, Canada.

#EDENchat Up close and personal

Learning with 'e's

There were posts about the Anatomy of PLEs , their functionality , their role as a counterpoint to the institutional Learning Management System, and also their relationship to MOOCs and Connectivism. education learning personal devices PLE social media


Integrating Technology Meaningfully with Mission Minded Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

They grew up with the Internet, social media, and mobile devices. Educators have experienced life without the Internet and social media. Join my free online course where we work on digital learning missions, The Goal-Minded Teacher MOOC ( #EduGoalsMOOC ).

Self organised learning spaces

Learning with 'e's

I only provide them with the conditions in which they can learn." - Albert Einstein The social web is replete with self-organising spaces. wikipedia Technology education social media communities of learning self organised learning flipped classroom "I never teach my students.


“I may be one teacher but I’m no longer going to stay silent about the things important to my country and world of education. I love my students and as I look at children everywhere, I want them to have teachers who love teaching and who love them.” – Vicki Davis, USA

Daily Edventures

When students take my courses, they make movies, learn about the composition of visual images, blog, use social media, design websites and more, all based upon the objectives of a project. To celebrate five years of Daily Edventures, we’re sharing some of our favorite posts.

10Q: Shelly Sanchez Terrell

Learning with 'e's

Just look at her profile: She is a teacher trainer, author, and international speaker, is the host of American TESOL’s Free Friday Webinars and the Social Media Community Manager for The Consultants-E. What does social media mean to you?


Learning with 'e's

This year we continue with a high profile social media coverage, including a dedicated Twitter channel (follow @edenconference on Twitter and also the #EDEN15 hashtag) and liveblogging from the plenary sessions.

#LearningIs connected

Learning with 'e's

Students are connected to each other through social media and networks. Being connected has given rise to an array of new learning opportunities including MOOCs, blended learning and flipped classes. Learning in the digital age means being connected.

How free is open? #EDENchat

Learning with 'e's

3) How are MOOCs and other massive open study opportunities changing or influencing out thinking as educators? Are we in danger of being left behind if our organisation/institution is not involved in MOOCs? What can we learn from the open and free social media tools we use?

New learning environments: The challenge and the promise #EDENchat

Learning with 'e's

The last two decades alone have seen a rapid rise in popularity of the World Wide Web, smartphones, social media, social networks, augmented reality, wearable technologies and user generated content sites.

How complex is learning?

Learning with 'e's

The advent of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), the flipped classroom, games based learning, social media and mobile learning - on the face of it - seems to herald a new dawn for education. Learning is highly complex.

Think Like an Urban Planner to Create Successful Online Learning Communities

Fractus Learning

But often, when we try to create community online through discussion forums or social media, our efforts fall flat. Think of it this way; if you live in New York City, you might hail from any number of diverse ethnic or social backgrounds, but you identify as a New Yorker.

The future of classrooms

Learning with 'e's

This is due to the rapid proliferation of mobile technology, the disintermediation of traditional teacher and student roles, new trends such as MOOCs and the upsurge of user generated content on social media sites - all of which take learning away from previously familiar territory.

Technology makes a difference

Learning with 'e's

Further, social media and social network services can connect anyone with internet access to experts in any academic discipline for real time content sharing and discussion. connection content education learning MOOCs schools Special Educational Needs Technology

Any colour you like: Learner autonomy and choice

Learning with 'e's

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For Students, the Convenience of Smartphones ‘Comes at a Steep Price’


Ted Dintersmith : There was a massive gush of enthusiasm for MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), with some conviction it would revolutionize higher education. To a large extent, though, the MOOC movement has proven to be a disappointment.