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.