sMOOChers Debrief with Amy Woodgate
March 8, 2013 2:00-3:00 pm Eastern Time - free to all.
Amy Woodgate, University of Edinburgh MOOC project director, joins "sMOOChers" who participated in THE INTENTIONALLY EXPERIMENTAL #EDCMOOC "eLearning and Digital Cultures," https://www.coursera.org/course/edc. They will discuss their experiences, lessons learned, recommendations, druthers, things to avoid. This is one of six MOOCs being offered by the University of Edinburgh. Edinburgh was offering this "course" both as a MOOC and as a more traditional course simultaneously, so Amy can also compare and contrast the two approaches and how they might fit together. We will also explore ways in which faculty can integrate MOOCs (entirely or by selecting modules) hosted by other colleges and universities in their own undergraduate courses. For the last 15 minutes, participants will be invited to discuss emerging plans for the TLT Group to offer a MOOC-ish experience based on John Sener's recent book "Seven Futures of American Education: Improving Teaching and Learningin a Screen Captured World."
The MOOC has concluded but the learning continues. I want to share some digital artifacts created by my VoiceThread friends. If you explore these examples you will see amazing creative examples using different technologies
- Keeley Sorokti: EDMC MOOC: A Maiden Voyage
- Ligia Toutant: Transhuman Technologies and Disability
- Marianne W. Preisler: Draft of Artifact
- Fran Monaghan: Final Assignment
- Felicia Sullivan: Connecting to a learning community through technology
- Rick Bartlett: Human Worth #EDCMOOC
- Virginia Travato: The informationocean
Some additional resources collected along the way:
#EDCMOOC "Invisible threads are the strongest ties." Check out this SlideRocket presentation! I love it!!!!... Made by Ary Aranguiz @trending teacher. Ary ends the presentation with this quote "We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and those fibers as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects." Herman Melville
A great summary of the EDCMOOC experience by one of the instructors, Sian Bayne. The VoiceThread that emerged organically that I have been participating in was featured. That's pretty cool. Sian's blog post Shoring the fragments of #EDCMOOC