IHAQ#4 - K-12 MOOC's: Possibilities and Challenges
Jeff - Mon, 2014-04-28 18:37
I Have a Question#4
April 27, 2014
Featured Question: From +Paul Allison
What would a K-12 MOOC have in it? What connections would it nurture?
Would teachers codesign it with students? Do they exist?
- Why a MOOC for K12 Wiki
- K12 Open Courses
- Genius Hour (Classroom2.0 LiveBinder)
- George Seimen's Learning Analytics
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From +Benjamin Stewart Why does Mitra anger so many in education?
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I thought I saw a tweet from Bon Stewart about talking K12 and MOOCs. Am in the right place?
Hi! It's been a while... but I'm happy to be here tonight. Glad I'm still on your radar Jeff.
So my question is, does Sal Kahn have anything good to offer that could be configured within a K12 MOOC>
Oscar made a cool stop motion film of some lego chsracter seeking lobster as a reward after slaying a monster ;)
I was pleased to see Stephen Hurley share a new website for Canadian educators http://standingintheway.ca
What if there was an ability to self select a MOOC in HS as an elective, an independent study.
Can't MOOCs be used to connect classrooms, objectives, cultures, etc.?
From a US perspective, I'm wondering if a cMOOC may allow more flexibility for teachers to co-construct a course environment that is Common Core friendly.
If folks do not think a MOOC is a K-12 model ... what could be done to prepare that demographic for a MOOC. or MOOC-like environment?
Trying to figure out how a teacher can model self-directed learning for pupils to grasp making those connections but also, for the instructor, to cover everything else that matters for the assessments. Keeping in mind these assessment may not be cMOOC friendly depending on what Pearson has to say.
Verena Roberts created a "MOOC" for K12 but I think she decided to call it an open learning course rather than a MOOC.
So if you teach an online class and you let anyone in, is it a MOOC? What if only 10 people show up?
So the expectation is to maintain enthusiasm for a finite period in a MOOC?
@Dave I appreciate what you're saying, because it is exhausting to keep talking.
Dave makes a good point that sustaining community beyond the defined timeframe is tough. Having a set start and end point makes sense.
@Kathy ... that was kind of what I was asking Paul re: the desired "thing" to accomplish
But what are the goals or outcomes? To connect with other students? Cultures? Instruction?
We had a great show on Classroom 2.0 LIVE with the Genius Hour team and the recording & tons of links are available on the Livebinder. [url]http://live.classroom20.com/1/category/genius%20hour/1.html[/url]
"Massive" takes the same structure but at different levels of involvement.
Open, for me, is in terms of degree (not all or nothing). Think Creative Commons, for example.
I have to admit I'm a MOOC drop out. I'll be trying another Coursera and this time I've got two friends in the mix. I think that will help me to stick with it.
You are forcing students to participate in the "MOOC". It's not about numbers, IMHO.
A MOOC has to be perceived as adding value, somehow add to your contacts, your knowledge and your ability to contribute.
Do you think, @Paul that the idea for a student MOOC necessarily has to emanate from the students themselves?
This 30 min span has flown ... my, my ... and so much left unsaid :)
you just start really drilling down on the topic and the time is up!
Not true...people think Mitra thinks teachers are not necessary.
Nice spaces for all sorts of conversations ... but how can it all be curated?
Here's George's post on the MA program at CMU http://www.elearnspace.org/blog/2014/04/11/open-learning-analytics/
very liberating model for a conversation! no homework, no prep, just show up!
More from George https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/learninganalytics/StoWLuVO1Fs
Try that again https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/learninganalytics/StoWLuVO1Fs
links post funny in this chat--sometimes linkable and sometimes not...
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