Friday, October 26, 2012

MOOC - What is it and what do we do with it?

What is a MOOC? 

Not Mooks 


Mook, Urban Dictionary:
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=mook

MOOCs


What do you need to know about MOOCs? 
http://chronicle.com/article/What-You-Need-to-Know-About/133475/

George Siemens on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) with Howard Rheingold



How to participate in a MOOC?

 1.) For blended teaching, http://bit.ly/blendkit2012
 2.) For online teaching, https://sites.google.com/site/edumooc/
 3.) Gamification MOOC, https://class.coursera.org/gamification-2012-001

Designing and Planning Resources

Planning a MOOC Checklist from Ray Shroeder
https://sites.google.com/site/makingmooc/

Designing and running a MOOC (in 9 easy steps) from George Siemens http://www.elearnspace.org/blog/2012/09/04/designing-and-running-a-mooc-in-9-easy-steps/

Considerations:

How can MOOCs better meet our students needs?
How can MOOCs meet our instructors needs?


How do we ensure quality? 
How to we position ourselves as subscribers or as contributors? or as both?
Within our own system, another system, and open system?
How does our infrastructure support the philosophies of MOOCs (technology, support, values)?

Be wary of having the potential for $S driving the use of MOOCs

UWM Initiatives:

Can MOOCs be offered within D2L to introduce and orient potential students to our online programs?

Can MOOCs be offered to share practices and research at UWM with other institutions?


Contact me for more info on our upcoming projects regarding these RQs.



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