Will COVID-19 Lead to Another MOOC Moment?


Large-scale courses known as MOOCs were invented to get free or low-cost education to people who could not afford or get access to traditional options. Duke University was one of the first institutions to draw on MOOCs in response to the novel coronavirus. Coursera decided to expand free access to a wider audience, for a limited time, so that they can make use of MOOC content in their teaching. Other MOOC providers are making similar offers.

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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. Drilling further down I have learned that the pedagogic thinking behind MOOCs is substantial, and why wouldn’t it be? 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. Of course, context matters (heavily) outside of social media. Sean Michael Morris recently wrote a post about the upcoming MOOC MOOC Instructional Design and starts the post with a set of learning outcomes you will get from the post.

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. You can build up to five MOOCs for free on this platform. link] What is a MOOC? Classroom is one of many hubs where interaction occurs, including blogs or portfolios, websites, social networking sites, and more.


#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.


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. The Internet and social media also presents many influences that can negatively impact our physical, mental, spiritual, psychological, emotional, and social well-being. Technology is a huge part of our students’ lives.

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A different view of MOOCs

Mark Smithers

This morning Richard Grusin posted a series of twenty tweets presenting a highly critical and thought provoking view of MOOCs. 6.MOOCs use the economic model of 21st century social media to build a massive user base for commercial purposes. 16.MOOCs imitate the logic of derivitization, breaking up courses and faculty into discrete parts—a MOOC here and a MOOC there. Educational Technology Opinion MOOCs


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.


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. While a wave of courses from prominent universities are now labeled as MOOCs, we''ll drill down on the connectivist roots of the early MOOC offerings and discuss the importance of the differences between them and the current breed.


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. Bruges Distance Education e-readers EDEN Gilly Salmon learning MOOCs Sally Reynolds smartphone social media social network Technology

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. Social studies teachers will adore these!

Don’t add. Make better.

The Principal of Change

April 21, 2017 Focus on the “Learner” September 8, 2016 The #InnovatorsMindset MOOC Starting Soon! Embodying Visionary Leadership Leading a Learning Community Providing Instructional Leadership Educational Leadership innovation in education innovators mindset social media in educationHaving just received an email from someone starting a new “technology” position in their school, they asked me what advice I would give.


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. Do you have strategies for creating serendipity on social media? Productivity Profession discovery serendipity social media Twitter

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. I have co-authored several books with colleagues whom I have never met, where social media tools were used to co-create the content across the distance.

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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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. I started the session with the aim of encouraging the group to learn deeply and critically about a particular topic - MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses).

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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! Embodying Visionary Leadership Understanding and Responding to the Larger Societal Context innovation in education innovative teaching and learning innovators mindset michael fullan social media in educationI saw a link for an interesting video on “accelerating learning” for students and was intrigued simply by the title.


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. business connected corporate Distance Education EADL Estonia learning school Skype social media Technology universityPhoto by Guillaume Speurt on Flickr Tallinn is one of my favourite European cities.


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! Rightfully so. It can be a daunting task. But as you are doing it, think of this image created by my brother years ago: Image by Alec Couros. Many people focus on the technologies on the outside. Awesome.


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 ). For many of our students, technology is just another aspect of their lives. We realize balance is important to overall wellness.

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 classroomLeading #IMMOOC right now, once a week Katie Martin and I lead a YouTube live session for participants.


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. Finally, Alec is a passionate advocate of openness in education and demonstrates this commitment through his open access publications, considerable digital presence and contributions, and highly successful MOOCs and open boundary courses.

#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. Personal devices and the free and widespread access to social media have amplified the concept of PLEs to the point that they have become ubiquitous, and therefore run of the mill. education learning personal devices PLE social media


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. From individual students learning informally by browsing on their handhelds, to small flipped classrooms, to vast groups of learners following a programme of study on massive online open courses ( MOOCs ), education is changing to become learner driven. "I never teach my students.


8 EdTech Trends to Watch Out for This 2020

Ask a Tech Teacher

Much like how social media giants Facebook and Twitter are utilizing our digital footprints to better understand consumer behavior, teachers are also turning to data analytics to learn more about their students. MOOCs. MOOCS (massive online open courses) are different from virtual classes, and are usually offered by colleges and universities. As always, education is changing.

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“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

The Flat Classroom Project has been hailed by educators, policymakers and media alike, won ISTE ‘s Online Learning Award and is now included in the third edition of Friedman’s book (Davis and Lindsay worked with Friedman on the chapter called, “If it’s not happening then it’s because you’re not doing it”). 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? Social media provides us the forum and we get to discover this incredible journey of learning and communicating with each other. It is basically a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course).


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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. eden15 education learning MOOCs open education resources personal learning TechnologyBarcelona - the home of Gaudi This year's EDEN annual summer conference kicks off in beautiful Barcelona later today with a welcome event and the awarding of several EDEN Fellowships.

#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. collaboration communities of practice connection education flipped classes immediacy interaction learning MOOCs TechnologyLearning in the digital age means being connected.

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. For example, is online learning, especially free and open offerings from MOOCs , a threat to contemporary education? AI education flipped classroom Games based learning Larry Cuban learning mobile learning MOOC Nicholas Carr pedagogy school Technology

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? 5) What are the ethical implications of MOOCs and other massive open courses? What becomes of the data - especially personal information - that is captured on MOOC platforms?

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. New trends have emerged including blended learning , personalised learning environments ( PLEs ) Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), mobile learning and the flipped classroom.

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. This is your community as a whole (all 30 members in your PLC or all 3,000 participants in your MOOC). How To MOOC PLN


Improving Education Environments

MOOC 2.0. MOOC 3.0. MOOC 4.0. I’ve achieved serious word count detailing the history of the MOOC acronym : we call connectivist-inspired courses and AI-inspired courses MOOCs because the acronym was introduced via popular media as a signatory for online course contents grouped in units and hosted by a well-known educational outlet. A SPOC is a Small Private Online Course ( could be better than MOOCs !). MMORPG. urMOOC. cMOOC. xMOOC.


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 TechnologyInteractive tools engage learners I have often heard the argument that there is no evidence that technology improves learning.