Nov 2, 2015
Moodle Mooc 7 Nov. 1 + 2 Wiziq sessions
I enjoyed Curt Bonks session of November 1 (MM7: MOOCs and Open Education: Recent News and Research Clues - Link) , but was overwhelmed by the information he provided all along. There is much research going on on the impact Moocs have. As I see it, Moocs do serve the purpose of making it possible for people to learn in new ways, and, even more so, have access to learning opportunities that would not exist otherwise. However, I still doubt whether you can assess what people have learned doing so only online.
I liked that idea of having people who take a given Mooc meet at acafe (that is to say, meet F2F and not just virtually). Nanomoocs as a way to help people lean specific content is a good (new) development, too. And yet, I still doubt whether they can replace altogether more traditional mosed (and venues) of learning. Blending can be one way of addressing that problem.
There is no doubt about one thing, however: Curt is a great speaker!
I have just watched Anita Adnan's session ("
I mean the recording - link). This is not the first time Anita speaks on one of these Moocs. As usual, she is a good example of what she advocates: Multitasking.
Thanks for sharing your work, Anita! Kudos!
Posted by Eduardo Lina