Reflections and useful links in the oped12 MOOC
Posted Oktober 16, 2012on:
As the Openess in Education MOOC is proceeding I’m only reading a bit of the material and thinking about it. For me it is a very different MOOC with respect to the Change11 MOOC with less interaction and less instruction as well – no online sessions (or I haven’t checked them), few blog postings, few tweets, and I miss a table linking the weeks to the actual date (as my browser doesn’t show the actual week, I have to type the url itself f.e. http://open.mooc.ca/week6.htm).
Nevertheless I’m learning „something“ and I’m collecting useful links. F.e.:
- OER Handbook for Educators 1.0 – as I’m thinking about creating a e-book I will check this handbook
- Thoughts on Big and Little OER – I like this blog post of the Cheshire Cat where he states that „Re-use of other people’s materials has been happening since the first scribes were marking clay tablets in ancient Mesopotamia … So I don’t see why academics should be unduly concerned about openly reusing others’ work“.
- In his blogpost Small is beautiful – jaapsoft2 writes that „just Open Access to educational resources is not enough“ and that „small OER could quick and easy be adapted by others“.
Furthermore I’m reading many posts and articles about MOOCs itself.
- At the moment I like the overview about MOOCs in „Making Sense of MOOCs: Musings in a Maze of Myth, Paradox and Possibility„.
- Of course I’m intrigued by George Siemens Call for papers: Merlot’s JOLT :-)
- And I’m curios of the MOOC experience of my colleague Maja Pivec who started with the Current/Future State of Higher Education MOOC.