Feb 26

Digital Scouting: The Journey is the Reward

Well, soon marks the official end of the EDCMOOC journey.  It has been a great voyage for me in which I have learned so much about ways in which to create and communicate with others digitally both inside and outside the classroom. The digital artifact that I am submitting as a final project was done on thinglink and reflects some of the unanswered questions that I have and that I hear out there from other participants and contributors about living and learning with technology. Continue reading

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Feb 21

Adding resources

I wanted to post you something about a book I had to read for my Argumentation Theory and Logic (I left the link, but I’m afraid it’s only in Spanish)…it was written by Jose Luis Molinuevo and it’s entitled Humanismo y nuevas tecnologías.. I really recommend it because it’s very easy to understand and I’ve remembered it since we started this #edcmooc course.

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Feb 19

#edcmooc Looking to the future and metaphors for learning technology

Week 2 of e-Learning and Digital Cultures has moved from looking at past predictions and visions of technology to future-gazing about the digital world and how it will evolve.  With the benefit of hindsight we can critque the utopian and dystopian visions of the future which have gone before but now we’re in the hot seat challenging our own perceptions of technological forces and their potential for use and misuse.

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Feb 18

¿La tecnología aplicada a la educación deshumaniza?

Esta tercera semana en el #EDCMOOC hemos tratado sobre “naturalidad” y “artificialidad” de las tecnologías y la interacción humana con éstas. Algunos de los vídeos que nos han ayudado a reflexionar han sido estos que podéis consultar a continuación: World … Continue reading

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Feb 18

En la carrera para poner un ordenador en cada pupitre, las escuelas están olvidando la creatividad intelectual y el crecimiento personal – Monke #edcmooc #edmooces

Esta semana, en lugar de centrarme en los vídeos que nos han presentado en el #edcmooc querría centrarme en el artículo de Monke titulado “The Human Touch” publicado en 2004. Aunque haya pasado mucho tiempo desde su publicación, sus ideas podrían crear … Continue reading

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Feb 13

I need a classroom as big as the universe #edcmooc

I’ve been interested to see this type of comment in some posts on facebook and in the forums, as a way of expressing support for the mooc idea. People who don’t want to be forced to work in groups of people they don’t like or read course materials they’re not interested in. I think the word might once have been “non-conformists”. Continue reading

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Feb 11

We need to think about our future #edcmooc

This second week we need to look to the future with 4 new videos (those were excelent, like the past week ones). The 2 first videos “A Day Made of Glass 2” and ”Productivity Future Vision“ show us a perfect world where … Continue reading

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Feb 10

whats a mooc? Its like the internet, only worse #edcmooc

At least on the internet people have put time, money and brainpower into making you want to visit, and making it easy for you to find the information you need…Im thinking banks, government (at least in Australia) some universities, and libraries. Admittedly there’s a profit motive. or a bums on seats motive:)

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Feb 10

further to my post about what moocs remind me of #edcmooc

liked this quote

” But at this point, MOOCs are simply more content in an already crowded content world. Admittedly, they will evolve and undoubtedly produce excellent content, but they have some distance to go before they replace the collaborative, team-based learning over-seen by expert guidance that is the hallmark of our university”

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Feb 10

EDCMOOC Week 2: MIA

It’s happened already. A conspicuously absent blog post for the second week of #EDCMOOC. We hear a great deal about MOOC completion (or more pertinently, non-completion) rates, but truth be told I don’t think it matters, a sentiment echoed here by Donald Clark. Continue reading

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Feb 07

here’s a few research links i found in a database yesterday #edcmooc

I was surprised when doing a database scan yesterday how little there seemed to be on moocs…mostly first person points of view and pieces along the lines of “we’ll all be rooned”said hanrahan…famous australian  poem ..can’t recall who wrote it just off the top of my head. Banjo Patterson? Continue reading

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Feb 07

More about the skills you need for online study: for Tatiana #edcmooc

I was thinking about the skills you need for online study and had to give a shout out to my old alma mater, Charles Sturt University..they specialise in distance education and they have some great resources that explain the skills you need They  also offer some preparatory short subjects called Study Link to develop the study skills you’ll appreciate at university. Read the student comments, I think you’ll be impressed. Continue reading

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Feb 07

what social media channels work best for this mooc? double click the pic to enlarge #edcmooc

Some of the stats are obvious…with 4000+ members the facebook group is way bigger than the google+ group at 1800, also i was late to the g+ party and dont post so much there. S0 top billing goes to facebook and search engines…with a few from within the coursera forums …and a smaller number from the #edcmooc news blog aggregator …but it hasn’t been working consistently ….Comments? Continue reading

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Feb 05

El futuro con el que todos soñamos de pequeños

Por fin he tenido algo de tiempo para participar en el curso #EDCMOOC y visualizar los vídeos que nos han propuesto y que os presentaba Anna en una publicación anterior. Esta primera parte del curso se basa en la reflexión … Continue reading

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Feb 05

Week 2 of the EDC MOOC – E-learning and Digital Cultures MOOC #edcmooc

This is week 2 of the eLearning and Digital Cultures Course on Coursera, and I love every bit of content that it being presented. I try to work though it on the Monday, share my ideas on Monday afternoon, and I can only hope that by Tuesday, when others read it, it makes as much sense to them as it made to me here in my little office typing away.

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Feb 03

#edcmooc There’s no there there!

Ok, so I missed a day…important to take time out when you feel like it, the mooc will still be there when you come back! Yesterday I had a facebook chat with a person from England who’s thinking of putting some courses up on udemy…you pay them for the course platform…and take it from there, and I helped a lady on facebook as she created her first blog….google kept rejecting her suggestions for a name for her blog which caused some frustration. Continue reading

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Feb 03

Las dos caras de la tecnología #edcmooc

A raíz del curso #edcmooc, y tal como comentaba en un anterior post, una de las primeras actividades que hemos tenido que realizar en el curso es la visualización de 4 vídeos que muestran de diferentes maneras la relación o … Continue reading

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Feb 03

Motivos por los que nos apuntamos a un MOOC

En una entrada anterior (esta) os informamos que Esther y yo nos habíamos aventurado a cursar nuestro primer MOOC, pero muchos de vosotros os preguntaréis cuáles fueron nuestros motivos. Así que aquí va un listado de nuestros 10 motivos más importantes por … Continue reading

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Jan 31

#EDCMOOC Idiocracy: A Dystopian Technology Story

It seems there are quite a few films that are actually dystopian stories about technology gone awry. I was initially torn between discussing Terminator where we make the machines so smart, they take over, or Idiocracy, where the machines do everything, people become dependent on them, and as a result the people become stupid. I think I’ll choose Idiocracy. Continue reading

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Jan 31

#edcmooc Can Online Learning Be Overwhelming?

I think this is a very real concern. In all the pre-course prep I’ve watched fellow learners build everything from Wiki’s, Twitter accounts, YouTube accounts and blogs, to Google Plus groups, Facebook groups, and everything else. What I found even more interesting is that I already had accounts in place to take advantage of all of these things. Continue reading

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Jan 31

Internetless

We are due to lose out broadband any day and today was supposed to be the day. Imagine my joy when I got home and found it still connected. In fact the joy I felt was indescribable. Continue reading
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Jan 31

Gearing up for #edcmooc

‘e-Learning and Digital Cultures’ is a 5 week mooc (massive online course) organised by Coursera in association with the University of Edinburgh (my alma mater).  There’s less than a week to go before it starts but there’s already a buzz of pre-activity on Twitter, Facebook and Google+ so looking forward to how it pans out before mooc fatigue sets in.

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Jan 31

Learning or just MOOC-ing about?

It early days as it’s only day 3 of #edcmooc but I wanted to share some personal reflections to date on the value of this kind of course for me as a learner.  What’s been most interesting so far hasn’t been the course content (stimulating though that is) but observing my and others’ motivations for doing this course and the learning experience.

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Jan 31

Isms and opias – big words for a Monday

As #edcmooc gets underway today I’ve been familiarising myself with the course themes and resources for this first tranche of the curriculum.  The focus for the first two weeks is on utopias and dystopias in digital cultures.  This socio-cultural starting point is an interesting way of engaging thinking around the role of technology in shaping social change. Continue reading

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Jan 31

Must blog

Since starting EDCMOOC I have started blogging but I find it difficult. Especially when I read others which are are so well produced. I would normally have given up at this point but because of the course I feel I should persevere. Continue reading

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Jan 31

Day 1 of Elearning and digital cultures mooc :Social media overload #edcmooc

The course opened today and I was briefly overwhelmed by all the social media channels available as people scrambled to join networks and break off into subnetworks, particularly on Facebook. I had to learn how to join google plus and ask for help on one of the facebook pages to add my rss feed for this blog to the edcmooc news page.

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Jan 31

EDCMOOC and my first blog post.

Here we go. I’m Jo (although most friends call me “Stroud”), a Learning Technologist who has recently moved home to London and the London School of Economics after 8 wonderful years up in Sheffield. I’ve been working in e-learning, learning technology, technology enhanced learning – whatever you want to call it – for roughly 4 years. Continue reading

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