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FINAL ARTIFACT – EXPLORING PERSONAL LEARNING NETWORKS #xplrpln November 7, 2013

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My response to the CEO’s desire to bring PLN’s into the organisation. A little short on writing (because over the course of the MOOC I have written tens of thousands of words for Uni and still am! and I need to be creative now).  Fun  putting together and I persevered even though time pressed because thought this viewpoint needed to be added to the mix.

Thank you everyone who participated and discussed and debated and challenged me in #xplrpln and  especially to  Jeff Merrell, Kimberly Scott and Keely Sorokti for giving me the opportunity to learn more.

Sit back and enjoy.

Ess 🙂

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March 11, 2013

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A wonderful reflection on edcmooc journey

My MOOC experiences

Following on my previous post, here is my deeper analysis and reflection on why this course worked for me and my peers.

To start with, below is the #edcmooc course details as mentioned on Coursera site:

“This course will not be taught via a series of video lectures. Rather, a selection of rich resources will be provided through which you can begin to engage with the themes of the course. While the teachers will be present in the discussion forums and in various other media environments, there will be an emphasis on learner-led group formation, and the use of social media to build personal learning networks and communities of peers. Rather than approaching this course with the expectation of exacting teaching methods or precise learning routines, we invite all participants to collectively experiment with what the MOOC experience might be.”

Target audience:

“E-learning and Digital Cultures is aimed at…

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March 5, 2013

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Great blog on the essence of #edcmooc so posting it with the rest

Online Learning Insights

The Web as a classroom is transforming how people learn, is driving the need for new pedagogy; two recently launched courses at Coursera highlight what happenswhen pedagogical methods fail to adapt.

I wrote recently about the Fundamentals of Online: Education [FOE] the Coursera course that was suspended after its first week and is now in MOOC hibernation mode. Over thirty thousands students signed up for the course hoping to learn how to develop an online course. It was a technical malfunction when students were directed to sign-up for groups through a Google Doc that shuttered the course, along with hundreds of student complaints about lack of clear instructions, and poor lecture quality. The course was suspended on February 2, and there has been no word yet as to when it will resume :(.

On the other hand there is the e-Learning and Digital Cultures course also offered on Coursera’s platform…

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