I’m at the end of my E-Learning and Digital Cultures MOOC. For our final project, we’ve been tasked with creating a digital artifact. Continue reading
The first blog post I wrote as an EDCMOOC student shared the scaffolding I put in place around myself as a learner in order to avoid dropping out of the course. I am happy to report that I stayed engaged the whole time and am ready for more MOOC’ing! Last week, Peter Taylor, left the following comment on my scaffolding post:
BTW, I could never thought that the course would introduce this movement.
Week 3 of the MOOC E-Learning + Digital Cultures explores the theme of “Reasserting the Human”.
In the videos I’ve seen so far in Week 3, the idea of humanity is brought to the foreground primarily by the absurd or hyper-extended context in which each story is framed. Continue reading
These usage statistics were provided by faculty from Edinburgh University, who are running the E-Learning + Digital Cultures MOOC on Coursera:
- Total Registered Participants: 42874
- Active Participants Over the Last 7 Days (“Active” is define as any contact with the EDCMOOC Coursera course site): ~ 17%
Human: is it a biological or social category? And has it been changing throughout the centuries? It looks like at times (depending on dominating paradigm) the human is more of a social category and at times it is biological. Continue reading
“Authentic conversation is our human way of thinking together” (Brown, 2005, p. 204).
Is it possible for MOOCs to be ‘education of the very best sort’? Is this their mission? If not, what is? Continue reading
Struggled with writing every thing on-line, as I’m evidently addicted to my hand written notebook. However, I thought I would use the blog to review my progress so far. So far in the MOOC I’ve been challenged to think about the different lenses that I can apply to my understanding of digital cultures and e-learning. Continue reading
This post is a response to readings assigned in week 2 of the E-Learning and Digital Cultures MOOC (EDCMOOC). This week’s readings deal with technological metaphors and the ways in which they restrict our understanding of technology. Here, in my usual rambling way, I attempt to make connections between metaphor, analogy, and internet technology. Continue reading
For me, being in a MOOC has felt like being seated inside a vast, unlit stadium where you can hear other attendees whispering and you can see their messages on the walls, but otherwise, they remain invisible. Continue reading
Sometimes I open a book to a random page to see what little gift I might receive. This is how E-learning and Digital Cultures MOOC has felt this week. Continue reading
This is a good liberal arts class. It’s very entertaining and thought provoking. I’m not sure I’m going to walk away with anything of any real importance, but it is fun. Continue reading
I participated in the #edcmooc week 2 Twitter chat yesterday. It felt like watching a conveyer belt that never stopped moving, a metaphor shared by @stevemac121 in response to the following question:
Q4: How would you characterize your experience in the MOOC thus far: is it a class, a network, or would you describe it otherwise? Continue reading
I keep thinking of how I am going to present my final artefact for #edcmooc. Sadly, I’m not a very savvy person. So Ive started to gather some information on different on-line tools available on the Net. Continue reading
Productivity Future Vision:
Looks great, indeed! Sun is shining, everything’s white and polished. Continue reading
I finally caught up on two of the education-centred readings for week 2 of the massive MOOC, “E-learning and Digital Cultures”.
Shirky, C. Continue reading
On Subway lines the speakers write,
With whispers in the air.
Listen to unfolding life
Arriving, you’re almost there. Continue reading
I’ve dropped out of a MOOC before, so when I started participating in a MOOC (Massive Online Open Course) called E-learning and Digital Cultures last week I wanted to set myself up for success. To do this I reflected on the way that I learn and the reasons why I never participated in the MOOC about MOOCs in Fall of 2011 despite my initial enthusiasm. I didn’t really commit to it the first time around. Continue reading
I’m properly starting the edcmooc today and need to become more literate at how I use twitter and blogs. Still don’t like the look and layout of my blog, but can waste hours on this!
#edcmooc MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) is a big wave of opportunities for the people on the wrong side of geographical and financial divide. All that is needed now is a device to get connected to the internet and a reasonable command of the English language to grab a flavor of that dream education! One rather questionable aspect of MOOC is the establishment of control and creation of synthetic symmetry in human society. Continue reading
Block 1 Week 1: Utopias and Dystopias
This animated film tells the story of technological development in terms of ritual and worship – the characters in the film treat each new technology as god-like, appearing from the sky and causing the immediate substitution of the technology before it. Continue reading
I have to admit I was overwhelmed with the fascinating topics that welcomed me during the first time my friend ushered me in to Coursera. I miss school – a lot. I take back what I said before, okay. Continue reading