The preparation of cope14 is done – we will start after Easter on April 22. The only thing left to do is to reflect the design of cope14 - and to enjoy the Easter Weekend.
I evaluated the design of cope14 and our intentions using the method of the footprints of emergence of Jenny Mackness and Roy Williams.
The footprints help to investigate how open the learning design is and if the learners run the risk to drown in chaos. I’m doing footprints for more than 1,5 years now and I like them a lot. The 25 factors give me the possibility to reflect my design in detail and at the end to discover something unexpected.
At the centre of the blue circle and around it there is the zone of prescribed learning. As we respect the principles of connectivism autonomy, diversity, interactivity and openness for cope14, there are no factors in the prescribed zone.
When I’m looking at my footprint I observe that the design is an open one and that I suppose the learners to have a lot of freedom for personal growth (cluster “Agency”). I believe that this freedom for development could also be exhausting for them, as my values for the factors multi modal (XM), open affordances, self organisation, autonomy, negotiated outcomes and identy are rather high – the outer circle of the white points defines the beginning of the edge of chaos.
One factor is already in the edge of chaos, it’s Mp (cluster “Open / Structure”) – multi path – I perceive that there are many different possibilities to learn in cope14 (the website with its links and videos, the learners’ blogs, the fb or g+ communities, twitter, …) so I see the danger for the learners to get lost. On the other hand if they succeed in overcoming this phase they already have learned a lot and probably acquired competences for organizing themselves online.
Now I’m free to start the Easter Weekend and to relax before engaging in cope14.
On 22. April our cope14 MOOC will start with hundreds of learners – and my colleague Erika and I aim to moderate this bunch of different learners.
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EMOOCs2014 was a great conference and EPFL in Lausanne a suitable place (two sunny days!) – and it’s fun how we love to meet each other in times of MOOCs.
My reflection on the conference is personal and restrained by my disability to be in four tracks at the same time … Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »