Sandra Sinfield’s blog. Sandra is a Teaching Assistant for the second run of Elearning and Digital Cultures mooc from University of Edinburgh via Coursera
http://lastrefugelmu.blogspot. Continue reading
From the discussion forums: Example 1
…what are the learning outcomes
for which this course was designed? Continue reading
For our final task, we had to create a digital artefact that deals with some of the issues we have worked during the course. Here is my digital artefact. I hope you enjoy! Continue reading
Picture created by fellow EDCMOOCer Cikgu Brian
As mentioned in an earlier post, I have now completed and submitted my final assessment. Continue reading
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
I haven’t added audio yet, still thinking about that….here it is, comments very welcome
[I’ve taken down the first draft, don’t need it any more… Continue reading
My view of the future of education is to greatest extent utopian. I cannot see why we need to fear the future and the way in which technology will integrate into our daily lives.
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.
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.
It’s a hot night in Melbourne, 23C, and I can’t sleep. Which is just as well, as I’m scheduled to join a google hangout at 4am…silly me, but I can’t resist the opportunity to play on google hangout and see how it compares to Skype.
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
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
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
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
discovered Christine Vaufrey on the forums, a french teacher who created the first french mooc last year. I normally wouldn’t have been browsing a thread called classroom practice, but what can I say…I did and Im glad
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:)
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”
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
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
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
I was very disappointed yesterday when I learned one of the MOOCs I’m taking was cancelled due to student comprehension problems and, let’s be frank, the technologically impaired.
Yes, I am simply saying how I feel. Continue reading
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
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.
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
So the end of week one and now its the weekend. I have half decided to drop the other mooc I was enrolled in, although I’m interested might wait till its ready for prime time. Not very impressed with the Coursera platform, others have made the case against it much better than I could. Continue reading
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
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
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
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
‘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.
Film 1: Bendito Machine III
What is this film suggesting are the ecological and social implications of an obsession or fixation on technology? Do the film’s characters have any choice in relation to their technologies? Continue reading
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.
Well here I am having promised a post on prensky digital natives etc and something about technological determinism. Why did I do that? My thoughts have moved on. Continue reading
We were asked to share some thoughts about a utopian or dystopian film and that’s why I’m here today
The last one I read was Nineteen Eighty Four (George Orwell).
Following on from my post yesterday I observed something in a meeting today which adds to the idea of technology being a vital and positive thing and helps to improve our lives. As we sat round the table most of us (99%) were using an iPad, smart phone or laptop.
Day 2 : had a quick look at the digital immigrant reading: (…prensky?)
saved all the week 1 readings to a folder in case theres an internet problem
We have now started our EDCMOOC course and began by looking at short films where utopia/dystopia are the themes.
This is a relevant question for me this week as we without broadband for a while until I caved in and paid to top up my iPad. Continue reading
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
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
The Internet can really level the playing field both in life and in education. Yes, I do know that we are not all online yet, but we are getting there. Continue reading
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.
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