Maddie in My Mooc Adventure describes the E-learning and Digital Cultures MOOC experience well in her reflection. She does an excellent job describing the design of the course and how it was intended to operate. One point that resonated with me was how she discussed the fact that each participant could achieve their own learning objectives and engage in the content to different degrees. Continue reading
Credits: 40 iPads running SyncPad simultaneously Davide Di Cillo vimeo. Continue reading
Looking at trends in the context of the post humanist. The more we are attached to technology the more we end up catering our life to technology rather than making technology make our life easier.
Earlier this year I saw a post on facebook where the cartoon strip showed what people really got a phone for. Continue reading
#EDCMOOC Week 3
The theme of this week’s readings and activities is “Being Human”, through which we explored ideas of what separates the technological from the human, culminating in the question of whether we could actually be living in a “post-human” world.
Last week I started another MOOC and in all honesty, between this #etmooc, #edcmooc, full-time job and family commitments, I’m struggling to squeeze it all in. However, true to my nature I do the best that I can and from what I’ve learned from MOOCs already is that, “don’t let them overwhelm you!”
Week 3 explores the importance of human nature and human ways of being in the context of using technologies in education.
Here are my thoughts:
Human emotions and natural aptitudes cannot be replaced by technologies. According to researchers, those who often spend time with friends or families are healthier and live longer because social connection and interactions among humans not only bring joy and support but also reduce stress and risk of mortality. Continue reading
#EDCMOOC Week 2
Most of this week’s videos and readings focused around the future of education, focusing on different reactions to the emergence of MOOCs.
I registered as a last minute afterthought for the e-Learning and Digital Cultures MOOC (#edcmooc) on Coursera a couple of weeks ago. I saw the stream of tweets of people excitedly looking forward to this MOOC and thought, “did I miss something?”