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Learning as Artifact Creation

George Siemens

This article and work with Stephen Downes formed subsequent development of MOOCs and learning analytics. Details regarding cognitive processes, teacher actions, learner mindsets, design models, and social interaction remain rudimentary. One student creates an image to detail the architecture of the course. A stunning period web innovation occurred between 2000-2005: delicious, myspace, many blog platforms, flickr, wikis, etc. It’s a new course.

The Rise of MOOCs

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Many of the ideas that go into a MOOC were around before CCK08 but that course marks the first time the format came together. These two courses were of course influenced by other work in the field - the concept of open education, in which Wiley was a pioneer, with a license preceeding the Creative Commons licenses, the open wiki, which of course was made famous by Wikipedia, and more. This is what enabled the 'massive' part of 'Massive Open Online Course'.

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Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

What they are talking about these days is the destruction of the university at the hands of the massive open online course. As one of the people who invented the massive open online course, I feel a little personally involved here. I''ve designed dozens of standards.

Jay Cross's Informal Learning - Untitled Article

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Scoring with Social Media: 6 Tips for Using Analytics - HarvardBusiness.org , September 21, 2009. Design, processes, and ADDIE , September 9, 2009. Introduction to Emerging Technologies: Open Course , September 29, 2009. Finding Better Friends: Delicious and SPEAR , August 31, 2009. Here are the top sites from Informal Learning Flow for September 2009. Featured Sources. The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals.

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Sustainability and MOOCs in Historical Perspective

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We're going to talk about the factors that led to the development of the Massive Open Online Course and Connectivism and the new phenomena in learning today. Distance learning therefore required the creation and distribution of learning content, of course packages that would support independent study. They had the model of the course packages, and they had the model of the classes. WebCT in English stands for "Web Course Tools." Of course, we had instant messaging.

I'm Over Here Now…

Andy McAfee

I’m really happy with how it looks, but would love your feedback – please leave a comment if you have anything to say about the design and layout. I don’t want to excessively pimp my blog, but I would like to have decent capabilities, analytics, etc. About the only two things I’d suggest adding to your blog is one, Google Analytics so you can track what pages are popular, what keywords people are finding you on through Google, etc.