Saturday, September 21, 2013

Stephen's Web ~ Stephen's Web The maturing of the MOOC

Stephen's Web ~ Stephen's Web: The maturing of the MOOC: literature review of massive open online courses and other forms of online distance learning
Stephen Haggard, Department for Business, Innovation, Skills, September 20, 2013

This is a very large report and for the most part comprehensive - regular OLDaily readers will recognize much of the literature cited here. To my mind, it focuses mostly on secondary literature - we don't read from MOOC developers or practitioners, but rather, from observers like Shirley, Bates and Daniel, media reports such as Huffington Post and the Economist, and formal objective analysis of MOOCs commissioned by Authorities such as Austrade, SSHRC and JISC. Again, for a complete MOOC literature review,  

Sunday, September 1, 2013

E-learning’s most annoying traits : The Educators

E-learning’s most annoying traits : The Educators

Over 100 learning professionals were asked what one thing most annoys them about online learning materials. Their responses were both varied and numerous.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Social networks as learning management systems

Udutu | Online Collaborative Course Authoring:

To create a learning organization where knowledge is passed from experts to newcomers and where personal growth is encouraged, you need to create a social learning network. You can impose your own and hope they’ll participate, or you can leverage the one they already use. Chances are many of your people are already signed up!

Leverage technology!

Our applications can turn existing social networks such as Facebook. Into a powerful Learning Management System, (LMS, LCMS) and retain all the rich communication and scheduling tools that these applications offer.

Better yet, there’s no upfront investment in either infrastructure or software licensing. You can be up and running tomorrow in the interface your learners already know and use.