Thursday, December 4, 2014

5 Platforms for building a MOOC (Massive Open and Online Course)

Here is a good website to review some platforms for launching your MOOC:


http://www.learndash.com/5-mooc-building-platforms/

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Article - ‘Chalk and talk’ teaching might be the best way after all

Here is an interesting article on the traditional "Chalk and Talk" method of teaching:

‘Chalk and talk’ teaching might be the best way after all

URL: http://theconversation.com/chalk-and-talk-teaching-might-be-the-best-way-after-all-34478

Author: Dr. Kevin Donnelly
Senior Research Fellow - School of Education at Australian Catholic University

Monday, November 24, 2014

MOOC: Innovation in Education?

George Siemens, a well-known expert on online education, wrote an interesting article entitled "Massive Open Online Courses: Innovation in Education?". You can obtain a PDF version of this article from this location:

https://oerknowledgecloud.org/sites/oerknowledgecloud.org/files/pub_PS_OER-IRP_CH1.pdf

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Note Taking using Technology

Comparisons have been made about whether students who use laptops to type notes during lectures do better than those students who use pens to take notes. Beth Holland made the case for the use of technology in taking notes during seminars or lectures.

You can find this article at this web location:

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/the-4ss-of-note-taking-beth-holland

The article is labelled "The 4Ss of Note Taking With Technology by Beth Holland".

Essentially, Beth Holland proposed the following 4 questions before one can make a conclusion about this argument:

1. Adequately support the students' learning needs?
2. Allow students to save their notes to multiple locations?
3. Let students search for salient points?
4. Permit students to share with peers and teachers?

Monday, November 17, 2014

Class2Go - Stanford University's LMS for MOOCs

Class2Go is the LMS used by Stanford University to launch their MOOCs.

More information can be obtained from this website:

https://github.com/Stanford-Online/class2go/

The discussion forum is at:

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/class2go-users

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Emerging Trends in Assessment and Accreditation

Article on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCS): Emerging Trends in Assessment and Accreditation

by Amit Chauhand of the Florida State University, USA.

You can obtain a copy of this PDF from this website:

http://greav.ub.edu/der/index.php/der/article/view/277/491

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Google's Course Builder


Google's Course Builder:
https://code.google.com/p/course-builder/

Google's Course Builder is like the usual LMS (Learning Management system) which is used in many schools to deliver online learning materials to their students.

You can download the codes for free from the above website.