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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 …

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 …

Toward a Federated Academic Identity

Image via Wikipedia One of the thoughts that kept coming up in my head as I was hearing about all these great digital humanities projects at THATCamp London was: this is amazing but it’s yet another silo. As someone who has tried (and mostly failed) building several very niche communities …

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