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Problems with MOOC research

Jenny Connected

May 26, 2014: Keynote presentation delivered to, Tübingen, Germany. Developments around MOOCs have happened serendipitously through design-led research, rather than through research-led design.

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Solving collaboration issues with technology is a myth

Joitske Hulsebosch

She did our learning trajectory on learning with new media Leren en veranderen met sociale media where she designed a blended trajectory about intercultural effectivity, in-company as well as a course for open inscription. This interview is also posted on our Dutch blog Ennuonline.

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Social Physics: Oxymoron or Big 'Social' Data Tipping Point?

Governance in a Networked World

When his new book “Social Physics: How Good Ideas Spread – Lessons from a New Science” coincided with the Easter holiday break, what better way to spend the break than to consume another Pentland tome? I’ve long been a fan of Sandy Pentland’s work at the MIT media lab.

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The games we play

Viv Mcwaters

This type of game is known as a system dynamic modeling game that helps us to understand complexity. The important thing about this game, and many of the others developed by the Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre – dubbed participatory games for the ‘new normal’ – is that they are based on the underlying science. It’s no secret that I’m a fan of games, play and movement.

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Social Network Travel Logging

Governance in a Networked World

I trained in Metallurgy and Computer science, so seeing the first Bessemer Iron making furnace in the Smithsonian in Washington or the Turing machine was what gave me a buzz…but alas there are far more art galleries around than science museums.

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Requiem for a Species

How to Save the World

Clive starts out by saying what climate scientists know but are afraid to say: Over the last five years, almost every advance in climate science has painted a more disturbing picture of the future. conception of post-civilization all-weather wear by mary mattingly.

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Getting Ready for the Fall

How to Save the World

Exemplifying , modelling, demonstrating, mentoring. My late friend Joe Bageant famously said “Community is born of necessity” Efforts of idealists to build ecovillages and model intentional communities have been, with some remarkable exceptions, pretty unsuccessful.

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Education Technology Action Group consultation


ETAG, as outlined on Group Chair Stephen Heppell’s website , is an independent group set up at the behest Michael Gove (Secretary of State for Education), Matthew Hancock (Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for further education, skills and lifelong learning) and David Willetts (Minister of State for Universities and Science).

#SOCRMx Week 7: Objectivity and Subjectivity in Social Research

Jenny Connected

The topic of qualitative analysis reminded me of an excellent video that was shown in the first week of the course under the title of theoretical considerations in research design. 2014).

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Roles for Educators in MOOCs

Jenny Connected

it has been designed and set up by just one person), and this doesn’t only apply to xMOOCs. Critical inquiry in a text-based environment: Computer conferencing in higher education model. Teaching as a Design Science: Building Pedagogical Patterns for Learning and Technology, NY: Routledge. Journal of Research in Science Teaching. 2014).

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