As mentioned in a previous posting, a recurring theme in the 2011’s MOOC has been that the current education model no longer meets the needs of learners in the 21st century world where knowledge is changing fast. In “2005-2012: The OpenCourse Wars”, David Wiley (2008) imagines himself looking back to the present time in the future; […]Read more "Teaching English with social media tools and mobile technology: A look at China"
One recurring theme of the thirteen weeks of MOOC sessions has been that the current education system is no longer appropriate for learners in the 21st century. Many of the MOOC presentations in the past 13 weeks point to this problem from various angles – formal learning, informal learning or somewhere in between. The following image […]Read more "Ideas from the thirteen weeks of MOOC"
Cormier’s “Becoming over memory” Dave Cormier criticizes a common practice of teaching that focuses too much on repeating and memory, rather than becoming and knowledge. This practice is said to be partly conditioned by the the print culture, where knowledge is packaged in the form of a book for the learners to consume. Cormier, however, […]Read more "“Becoming over memory”? #change11"
“Education is inherently an enterprise of openness” In his 2010 Lecture at TEDx, David Wiley contends that the notion of openness is built into the enterprise of education. “Open” as in open content, open textbook, or open source means sharing. Education, likewise, is about sharing in the spirit of generosity. In this sense, education is […]Read more "Deschooling and open education: Questions for David Wiley #change11"
A question in the chat box of the MOOC session asked Martin Weller, the author of Digital Scholarship, a) whether too much focus on digital scholarship can undermine the quality of scholarly work and b) whether digital scholarship requires academics to switch codes. On the danger of digital scholarship In thinking about the first point, […]Read more "On the danger of digital scholarship and code switching #change11"
In “Digital scholarship”, Weller (2011) explores many ways that digital technologies are transforming scholarship, i.e., allowing scholars to network, socialize, collaborate, make their ideas known efficiently and in finer granularity, removing the filters establishing by traditional authority, and ultimately democratizing knowledge. And yet, one of the questions hanging over the establishing digital scholarship remains the […]Read more "The blind review process of the blogosphere #change11"
Educators are working in a new paradigm Considering the differences between the MOOC and traditional online courses, I can’t help but to notice how their differences mirror the development from Web 1.0 to Web 2.0. Web 1.0 & traditional online courses Web 2.0 & MOOC Content & structure created by the designers User-generated content and […]Read more "MOOC and Web 2.0 #change11"