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YAOOCS (Yet Another Open Online Course Started)…

cc licensed ( BY NC SA ) flickr photo shared by Since EBCDIC Move along. I thought this course would be The One. The One I Finished. It’s not the course’s fault at all, it’s all PEBKAC. I was eager to dive into the P2PU course Play With Your Music: “Play With Your Music” is a free, 6-week online course where you’ll make 3-5 songs of your very own, using the newest tools on the web. You’ll learn the in’s and out’s of audio production, while working with music you already know and love. Anyone with an interest in making music is welcome, and all you need is a computer and a browser. The course is now in week 5. I have not gotten much further than Tuesday of week 2. I’ll leave the excuses out. There’s a lot to like about the course design, the Mechanical MOOC method (so […]

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MOOC Fiction

I dream of some magic hack that retweets this classic from Audrey Watters every time someone tweets/blogs/farts about MOOCs Say “MOOC” one more time twitter.com/audreywatters/… — Audrey Watters (@audreywatters) March 19, 2013 We need more Jules. I am but a weak imitation, but over lunch could not rest (and actually forgot to eat lunch) to spin out some MOOC FiCTION “What does the future of education look like?” Say it one more time. Allow me to retort…

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A Day Without Hearing About MOOCs is…

This is for @pumpkiny, trapped in an edupreneur conference full of MOOC hustlers… I could go for that, so who is going to be the 2000-teens version of Anita Bryant? “He’s not a talking bird, he’s a thinking bird. He thinks MOOC” Sorry, MOOC mocking helps me stay sane.

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I’m as MOOCed as Hell and…

UPDATE APR 18, 2013: The archive lives! Watch the insanity! A bit of shtick I used in today’s TCC World Online Conference keynote was an idea that settled in my noggin and would not shake loose. The session was billed as: Dim the lights, cue the music, roll the open credits… but the ds106 show is not where the audience just sits quietly in their seats. You will not only learn how this open online course in digital storytelling works, but have a chance to try a few of the creative challenges and assignments we give to our students. Digital storytelling 106 (ds106) offers a versatile opportunity to create a learning community. This open online course in digital storytelling is part of a networked architecture built of participants’ own blogs to which our web site subscribes and shares back content published by individuals. Special features of ds106 include an open […]

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The Back End of the Donkey

I’m bored of cows as a MOOCy metaphor; I found a new one: cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo shared by Another Seb Isn’t he cute? The inspiration comes from a wise one — Neil Young — in The Donkey and Digital Music: The Full Dive Into Media Interview. Neil was on his stump, in grand ripping form, about how the digital music format that most people listen to, the mp3, is decrepit because it contains only 5% of the original sound quality of the high end masters. Out trots the donkey: Neil Explains the Donkey Somewhat paraphrased: We can’t control the back end of the donkey… but that’s where all the products are focused. There’s no one talking about the front end of the donkey. That’s what I’m talking about. He’s saying that our music consumption is happy to be focused on the back end of […]

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MOOCs are The Baby Ruth in the Bushwood Pool of Higher Education

I cannot think of a more fitting MOOC-a-phor. “It’s no Big Deal” reports David Carl Spackler Wiley. DOODIE!

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Like Cows, They Look Silly. And Fart A Lot.

It’s the MOOc Mocking Channel! All Cows. All Mocking. All The Time.

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Mini MOOCs

Found among the coffee additives at HB’s, a restaurant in Pine, AZ, this little product that was created for the ds106 Re-brand ‘em Assignment: The logo is an important part of a company. For this assignment, you are to choose a company and re-brand them. Take their logo and remix it, or start from scratch and make it your own piece of art. Need inspiration? Here’s a cool site (http://www.underconsideration.com/brandnew/) that blogs about recent changes in company logos, and posts both the new and old versions. It can really highlight what subtle changes can do to a logo. Once MOOCs get tired of being so massive and unweildy, they will implode and emerge as “mini-moocs” This is the most important dairy product in 200 years. I suggest grabbing a handful of them.

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Owning Your Massive Numbers

cc licensed ( BY NC ) flickr photo shared by Marina Cast. If a course is going to be pumped up on the massiveness of its open enrollment, it ought to own how much or little comes out at the other end. I still maintain that the idea of a “dropout” in an open course– where it take no effort or no skin in the game to drop in — is meaningless The use of the term”dropout” in an open course is a signal of a major lack of understanding of open learning. — Alan Levine (@cogdog) July 25, 2012 But allow me to ponder some numbers just shared for the Coursera Social Network Analysis class. I signed up for this out of a real desire to be able to do some (and understand more) of the things Tony Hirst does. I watched two weeks worth of videos, did the […]

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Make a MOOC: Shaken or Stirred

Since the tsunami is upon us, why fight the MOOCarama? As a public service for those ready to join the fray, I have create a new web tool that, via new biometric code sensors, reads he aura of your interests, and generates the name and hashtag for your new MOOC. And then you can start the angel funding by tweeting it! Try out the new MOOC Shaker This is totally one of those things where I get silly and see if I can make it happen in code. It’s nothing fancy, just a php series of four arrays and a function that randomly pulls words from each to make a title, and from there also yanks out the first letters of a string to make a hash tag. Add in a twitter button, and there ya go. The basic structure is a set of words as a “prefix”, then an […]

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