Some MOOC Links
- MOOC News & Reviews
They have a fairly complete definition of MOOCs. A very useful site.
- MOOCs: A systematic review of the literature 2008-2012. from the International Review of Research in Distance and Open Learning, Athabasca University
- Massive List of MOOC Resources, Lit, and Literati
This is a great hub of research for MOOCs. Lets get this into a wiki! If you review these links, you still get the impression that MOOCs are completely undefined because it includes discussions of Khan Academy which I would argue does not belong on a page about MOOCs. This page is useful because it speaks to the fact that MOOCs are still in a defining process.
- Lisa Lane's "Three Kinds of MOOCs"
- Stephen Downe's MOOC.ca page.
This has links to relevant articles, resources and a call for curators of MOOC lore.
- David Cormier's Description of MOOCs
An enthusiastic vision of MOOCs. I like this simple "Common Craft" definition of MOOCs.
- The MoocGuide Wiki. Stephen Downes' also has a Google Docs version of this.
This is a useful gude on how to roll your own MOOC. There are 42 members to this wiki so it has a good chance of being a living document.
- Join a MOOC.
This site has a listing for MOOCs - something I think we really need.
This site is "is devoted to documenting significant initiatives relating to Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), digital badges, and similar alternative educational projects."
- Howard Rheingold's Interview with George Siemen's on MOOCs
This is a good introduction to MOOCs
- Inge DeWardes' 3 part article on setting up a MOOC
I am using her book (yes, I actually paid for a book) to explore setting up a MOOC here at Humboldt State University. I am interested in MOOCs from the instructional design perspective. I think that there are ways to set MOOCs up so that even the so-called "unmotivated" student or students with little experience with online learning can be successful. That will be part of another post.
- The MOOC Model for Digital Practice
This was authored by Alexander McAuley, Bonnie Stewart, George Siemens and Dave Cormier.
- Groupwork advice for MOOC providers by George Siemens.
- Stephen Downes: Connectivism, Online Learning, and the MOOC
- How MOOCs are derailing Open Education: George Siemens ICDE World Conference keynote
Postings of Interest from this Blog:
- MOOCs: Why do we need instructional design?
- Why MOOCs Work
- MOOCs and Connectivist Instructional Design
- MOOCs, Groupwork, and Instructional Design
This is just a short collection of resources on MOOCs. I am particularly interested in getting students up and going with personal learning environments and preparing them for collaborative online learning in MOOCs. Leave a comment with a link if it you think we should add something. Thanks!