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January 4, 2012

MOOC – Introduction To Openness In Education

My good friend David Wiley was among the first people that I know of who decided to experiment with open teaching.  This semester he’s at it again with a massive open online course or MOOC on open education.

You can find more information about it here, including how to sign up, participate, and even earn badges (which can lead to college credit):

http://openeducation.us/welcome

Best of luck to David this semester on this endeavour.  Please note that I will soon be announcing my own mini-MOOC for the Summer 2012 that will focus on some aspect of K-12 online learning.  This will be a pre-cursor to running a full MOOC during the Summer 2013.  Stay tuned for more details!

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  3. I’m a bit skeptical of MOOCs, but am definitely going to take a look at this. Thanks.

    Comment by Dennis — January 4, 2012 @ 7:52 pm | Reply

    • I’ve lurked my way through three or four. I learned a great deal, but always wished I could have been more active. I think they have a great deal of potential, but like most things in life you get out what you put in. I think the big difference is that when credit is being awarded (i.e., when students register for one of your classes or one of my classes), far too often they feel like they deserve a good grade for a minimal amount of work simply because they are paying for the experience. With MOOCs, the lurkers and those who only marginally participate never expect anything.

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