Thanks to Fabian for his wonderful presentation:
celmooc – Google Drive
Here is the presentation by Fabian Banga:
Here is part of our conversation on FB after Fabian’s presentation. I have only included my views here. You could view the full conversation there on FB.
Have you seen much from cMOOCs, or those from the instructors of cMOOCs? I don’t know, but I am not interested in self-promotion, and don’t even know what it means in a cMOOCs. What I am interested are not being the “focus” of the course, but the learning that emerged.
What I mean is cMOOCs are based on a different philosophy, the technology as the platform and PLE as part of the pedagogy. Intrinsic motivation is assumed and so there is less emphasis on the praises or positive reinforcement from instructors or peers (as in common in most formal courses – face-to-face or online, or xMOOCs at least on those who successfully secured a job as a result of xMOOCs or having testimonials of successes). I am not trying to stress that this is important or even needed in cMOOCs, but just thinking that xMOOCs are using those marketing and behavioral tactics in a more strategic way, thus showcasing the benefits of taking xMOOCs.
This is where I think positive reinforcement – like those Cloud-Grandma and Khan Academy is now adopting, by providing support and feedback using the technology- despite that they are just messages of encouraging words sent by the computer. Besides, the monitoring of learning in xMOOCs is based on the concept of Learning Analytics, which to some extent would provide the guidance to the participants as to what they are good or weak at, in terms of their level of competence, as revealed in the quizzes, tests, attendances, participation and engagement with the artifacts etc. This doesn’t appear in cMOOCs as they won’t appeal much to adult learners or participants who don’t need or want to be “assessed” under a behavioral – stimulus- response or mastery learning approach. How does it sound?
Postscript: See this post
on your first degree course is mooc.
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