MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) and SCSU

A MOOC Article a Day: Three Themes To Watch

http://www.iie.org/Blog/2013/January/MOOC-Themes-to-Watch#.UQZ0Qu4oY4k.twitter

Do you have ideas and suggestions? Pls share your thoughts…

Here is a link to the CETL blog on MOOCs: http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/cetl/2013/01/31/more-on-moocs/

One thought on “MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) and SCSU

  1. From: Ewing, M Keith
    Sent: Monday, May 06, 2013 3:58 PM
    To: Martinez-Saenz, Miguel; Penrod, Michael R.; Miltenoff, Plamen
    Cc: May, Henry B.
    Subject: pedagogical foundations of MOOCs

    Article of possible interest from the most recent issue of First Monday (released today):

    Glance, David George, Martin Forsey, and Myles Riley (2013) “The pedagogical foundations of massive open online courses.” First Monday, 18(5) [6 May 2013]. The article is available online at http://firstmonday.org/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/4350/3673

    What is difficult to assess in this article is how the varieties on online instructional experiences determine the efficacy of the outcomes. The article seems to assume that an “online course is an online course is an online course,” whether it is in a “blended” environment or not. However, not all “online courses” are designed or constructed or delivered with the same consideration of online user needs and expectations—largely because not all faculty are equally adept in undertaking this level of design; hence the need for some level of support.

    keith

    Keith Ewing
    Interim Dean of Learning Resources Services | St. Cloud State University
    p: 320.308.2022 | e: kewing@stcloudstate.edu

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