The title of this post is taken from David Wiley’s blog postthat he made earlier this year. And this week on Twitter Apostolos Koutropouloscommented that there is currently a lot of comment on MOOCs, but much less research.
David Wiley mentions that his PhD student is researching MOOCs and I know that Eleni Boursinou of the Caledonian Academy in Glasgow– is researching the FSLT12 MOOC, so I suspect there are many more PhD students who are investigating MOOCs.
I think it’s probably true that there is more comment on MOOCs than published research, but the body of research is slowly growing. Here are a couple of links which point to research and there are more:
A …Proud MOOCer in the time capsule!
Last week’s live microteaching showcase called the end of the “first steps in Learning and Teaching”, Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) developed by the HEA/JISC funded OpenLine Project and delivered by Oxford Brookes University.
The Tutor teamthanked all the participants for their contributions and I felt like a student at the end of the school year, feeling nostalgia already.
It is interesting because the nostalgia I felt, didn’t take me back to my adult studies and the end of the academic year but in much earlier days when I was a pupil… Being puzzled myself with this feeling from that period, I realized that it certainly relates to my reflecting journey; it took me back to my first
The run up to the First Steps in Learning and Teaching in Higher EducationMooc is well under way. The course officially starts on 21stMay (and will run for 5 weeks until 22ndJune), so next week is a good time for anyone who is interested in following the course to have a look round our WordPressand Moodle sites and spend a bit of time setting yourself up and deciding where and how you want to participate. These sites are still being developed, so there may be some last minute changes next week.
Designing this course has been more complex than I anticipated and I think this is because the course is neither a …Scholars’ participation and practices online
This is the title of George Veletsianos’ talk to Week 33 of ChangeMooc. George is asking questions which are directly relevant to the Moocthat I am planning with colleagues from Oxford Brookes University– George Roberts, Marion Waite, Liz Lovegrove, Joe Rosa, and Sylvia Currie from British Columbia.
I like the way George has related his post to ChangeMooc to previous speakers in ChangeMooc – Howard Rheingold in Week 15, Tom Reeves in Week 23and Martin Weller in Week 3. It seems that there is a growing awareness of the issues he is raising, namely:
What are the opportunities and difficulties, for scholars, associated with open sharing of knowledge and practice?
In our …#fslt Expression of Interest and Assessment
Here is a bit more information about the First Steps into Learning and Teaching in Higher Education MOOCbeing planned by Oxford Brookes University to run from 21stMay to 22ndJune 2012.
Expression of Interest
Quite a number of people have completed this online form – http://openbrookes.net/firststeps12/express-interest/ and we already have a wonderful mix of people from all over the world interested in the MOOC. Diversity will not be an issue.
Registration for the course will be opened on April 23rd. I will probably post about this again nearer the time.
When you register, you will also be able to register to be assessed, if assessment interests you.
The course offers …