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August 2012

Introducing myself to #EdStartUp – How can we find sustainable business/funding models for open education? [update]

This is my introduction to the other participants on the #EdStartUp MOOC. My main interest in taking the course is to explore ways of squaring up the demands of a sustainable business or other funding model with openness. My key question is how can we run open courses with open …

How to MOOCify your course and why you should do it: Reasons, skills and tools #moocmooc [update]

This post is part of the MOOC MOOC course of work. It outlines my journey (now lasting over a year) towards adopting elements of a MOOC in the Inclusive Technologies for Reading (#ITR12) course pilot starting this September. This not a description of the process, more a reflection towards the …

Zero pedagogy: A hyperbolic case for curation and creation over education in the age of the MOOC (#moocmooc)

The crazy argument for Zero pedagogy Pedagogy does not matter. It has always been a discipline aimed at making people learn something they don’t particularly want to learn. If we can truly provide open access to all the resources necessary for learning, then it won’t matter what order, format, etc. …

What is and what is not a MOOC: A picture of family resemblance (working undefinition) #moocmooc

Introduction Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs for short, have been getting a lot of attention recently. There have been several high profile posts (see here for a summary) complaining about the lack of clarity about what constitutes a MOOC (and I think this resulted in a more generalized MOOC backlash). This …

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