Language MOOCs

“Language MOOCs” published, with a free online version. +António Teixeira and I contributed with Chapter 3 – “A Proposal for the Methodological Design of Collaborative Language MOOCs”. Language MOOCs Table of Contents. Frontmatter · Contents · List of contributing authors · 1 Introduction. Language MOOCs: an Emerging Field · 2 What Constitutes an Effective Language MOOC? […]

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David Wiley on xMOOCs

An essay (pre-print) by +David Wiley on MOOCs (more specifically, xMOOCS of the Coursera/Udacity type) and Open Education. A must read to clarify some important issues that seem to be overlooked by most MOOC providers. The MOOC Misstep and the Open Education Infrastructure The following is a pre-print of an essay set to appear in […]

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Purdue creates competency degree program

This is an interesting development regarding higher education. “Purdue creates competency degree program” http://feedly.com/e/CVQ3V_Vr Purdue creates competency degree program « Online Learning Update by Haley Dover, Journal Courier. Purdue University on Thursday introduced a competency degree program, putting students in control of their education. The College of Technology program allows students to progress at their […]

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Are PLEs still relevant?

From his brand new home on the web, Martin Weller asks Why don’t we talk about PLEs anymore? and then provides a handful of reasons. He is mostly right if one accepts his idea of the concept which, in my opinion, is  an oversimplified view of what a PLE is, focusing on the tools only. […]

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