Monday, December 26, 2011


This space is my attempt to navigate, archive, & discuss the learning buffet of EduMooc 2011

To Navigate, I've created a page of EduMOOCosphere links.

In the Archive, I track blog posts, tweets, & assorted discussions happening week by week.

In hopes of discussing things, I occasionally stream live, interactive webcasts (MOOCasts) which are intended as open-ended opportunities for EduMOOC'ers to share resources, ideas, and feedback about assorted eduMOOC topics and/or the MOOC itself.

The EduMOOC Gradcast is scheduled for: August 17 at 1400UTC (global times) More details

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

EduMOOC 2011 Gradcast

The Final EduMOOC Webcast
August 17, 2011

Participants: Vance StevensLisa M LaneAlison SnieckusOsvaldo RodriguezRowan Fairgrove, & Jeff Lebow

 Topic:  The future of MOOC's and online education ... and acronym alternatives to MOOC, including 
  SOOC - Scalable Open Online Course 
  MILE - Massive Informal Learning Experience 
  COOL - Collaborative Open Online Learning

Osvaldo's EduMOOC Survey

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Chat Log Below

Vance Stevens:
Jeff: Rowan, we are getting clicking noises from you
Lisa M Lane: cafeteria learning
Vance Stevens:
"The formal learning process is irrelevant for meaningful learning"
Lisa M Lane: thanks, Vance -- good link
Vance Stevens: In this YouTube video, Siemens says at min 1:13?"Have you ever thought about how completely irrelevant structured learning is?"
Vance Stevens: I have to go, I'll catch the rest in the podcast
Lisa M Lane: bye Vance
Lisa M Lane: oh, cool
Jeff: Osvaldo's Survey
Osvaldo Rodriguez: send email to google list
Vance Stevens: The schedule for sundays is here
and my slides for my presentation are at
but I've got a new version to upload, so check in a few hours
ok, gotta run, wife will be angry
I'll here in the podcast, bye
Vance Stevens left group chat.
Osvaldo Rodriguez: true
Lisa M Lane: exactly
Lisa M Lane: so we have MILE - Massive Informal Learning Experience
Lisa M Lane: is it scheduled?
Alison Snieckus: MILE - how fun.
I don't think it's scheduled
Alison Snieckus: but rather each person figures out what experiences to pursue
Lisa M Lane: oh, we'd better not get started on edupunk!
Osvaldo Rodriguez: I agree
Osvaldo Rodriguez: agree with lisa
Lisa M Lane: so it's more inspirational
Osvaldo Rodriguez: i agree with alison.
Lisa M Lane: bye Osvaldo!
Rowan Fairgrove: farewell

Week#8 Discussions

How do you cultivate your PLN? 
What would you ask if you were designing a survey for eduMOOC? 
Week Seven; Collaboratives, Collectives and Clouds 
Idealized design of the future university 
changing higher education 
EduMOOC Gradcast - Aug. 17, 1400GMT 
Week Eight; Online Learning Tomorrow 2011-2021 
Blogs on Weekly Topics 
Need to redefine what a MOOC is? 
Please help edit the Wikipedia article on MOOCs (before it disappears) 
Penultimate MOOCast - Aug. 10 1400GMT 
E-learning – E is for Ellie! 
Digest for - 4 Messages in 3 Topics 
Week Six; Personal Online Learning Networks 
Digest for - 9 Messages in 6 Topics 

Blog Posts - Week#7 & Week#8

  1. At roughly the same time, discussion in the EduMOOC Google Group had two interesting threads, one about the work a few of us are doing trying to expand the Wikipedia page on MOOCs (see my last post), and one about what a MOOC is. ...
  2. You Ready to MOOC? « aLearning Blog

    Here's an opportunity for you to join the EduMOOC, offered by The Center for Online Learning, Research and Service at the University of Illinois Springfield. Topic? “Online Learning Today…and Tomorrow.” It's going on now and continues ...
  3. The 35 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You – Edudemic 

    8 agosto, 2011 lgaretio. Via – ESL & e-learning. RT @MiriamAtMofet RT @ruthschapira 35 Best 2.0 Web #tools chosen by #educators on twitter #education #edumooc… Show original. Share this: Share ...
  4. eduMOOC New taxonomy | Learner Weblog

    eduMOOC New taxonomy. Posted on August 8, 2011 by suifaijohnmak| 2 Comments. I have just come across this critique on Bloom's Taxonomy. Brenda commented: The categories or “levels” of Bloom's taxonomy (Knowledge, Comprehension, .
  5. 6. Personal Online Learning Networks – eduMOOC: Online Learning

    Personal Online Learning Networks – eduMOOC: Online Learning Today… and Tomorrow. 07 ago. Via – E-Learning-Inclusivo The Center for Online Learning, Research and Service at the University of Illinois Springfield is launching a ..
  6. Jakten på den perfekta lektionen: How close is Window Farming to
    I feel that this movemnet is close to a MOOC like PLENK2010, CCK11 or EDUMOOC. It is free and open to all to join and it is about collaboration and learning and it is a mix of people, different backgrounds and expertise. ...
  7. My Personal Learning Network #edumooc | Jason Rhode

    As our attention during Week 6 of EDUMOOC turns to the notion of personal learning networks (PLNs), while there have been many fantastic diagrams and descriptions shared of what PLNs can consist of, I thought I'd share a little of my ...
  8. EduMooc run by the University of Illinois at: or E-Portfolio MOOC at: or view past MOOCS here: ...

    So if you want to comment on the paper and feel more comfortable with adding to a blog entry, do so here. This entry was posted in EITBlogging, Research, Teaching and Learning. Bookmark the permalink.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Week#7 MOOCast - August 10, 2011

The Penultimate EduMOOCast
August 10, 2011

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Chat Logs Below

11:03 PM  Chahira Nouira: Hi everyone
11:22 PM  nnorman: Greetings from Chicago.
11:23 PM  JL: welcome
11:26 PM  nnorman: As a lurker, and a new MOOCer, I have found the existing structure of the course confusing. The live sessions did provide structure that was needed for me.
11:26 PM  nnorman: I don't have a camera, on my desktop, so I'll pass on joining in this week.
11:28 PM  JL: Thanks for lurking  - feel free to join in without webcam if you like - as long as you have a mic, you can still chime in
11:35 PM  Matt H: Greetings from WA, USA. Interesting discussion. No Google+ for me, no headset ;) -- just a question: Anyone in the gang get lots out of *asynchronous* discussions, and if so, what?
11:36 PM  LisaMLane: I like the asynchronous discussions.
11:38 PM  JL: All are welcome to join in. Hangout Link:
11:39 PM  JoseR: Hey Folks
11:41 PM  Chahira Nouira:
11:44 PM  Chahira Nouira:
11:44 PM  JL:
11:45 PM  Chahira Nouira:
11:49 PM  Matt H: zo
11:50 PM  Matt H: Woops -- I am here b/c of emailed daily digest from MOOC...a great reminder...and my interest in the topic of today's session
11:51 PM  nnorman: Enjoyed the discussion ... have to check out now. Try to see you next week.
11:51 PM  JL: thx. hope to see you next time
11:52 PM  Alison: Hi stanford
11:53 PM  Alison: jeff--I'm interested to hear about the the issues that wp is encountering recently
11:55 PM  JL: WP?
11:59 PM  badgerjen01: Hello ... I caught the MOOC hangout before it was over this time!
11:59 PM  JL: come on in Jen
12:02 AM  badgerjen01: I'm going to be an active chatroom lurker if that is ok :)
12:02 AM  Alison:
12:05 AM  JL:
12:07 AM  Matt H: What is the link, if there is one, to the 'spectacular' stats course / content, just mentioned....?
12:11 AM  Alison: carnegie mellon oli statistics course:
12:16 AM  badgerjen01: "tonight" ... you are soooo Korea-centric, @jl :)
12:16 AM  Matt H: Thanks for the stimulating discussion, ideas, and links all....
12:17 AM  Alison: thanks, all

Hangout Chat
Bernie DeKoven: yeah, I agree
Jeff Lebow:
Sanford Arbogast:
Sanford Arbogast:
Bernie DeKoven: thanks so much for letting me be part of this - really remarkable group of people playing with equally remarkable technologies (well perhaps not equally). Sorry to have to leave. Please keep me in your loop.
Rob Darrow: Lisa, can you say it again?
Sanford Arbogast: Alison I am also teach statistics
Alison Snieckus: oh, how interesting that three of us here teach statistics.
Sanford Arbogast: what are teh probablitites of that happening?
Alison Snieckus: I think Jeff wants us to chat on the live stream page.
Rob Darrow: Hmm, that reminds me of an old song, "Free to Be You and Me" We could rewrite to be "Free to Mooc for You and Me."
Kay Endriss: Sanford, I thought your last name looked familiar. Published?
@Alison: no kidding. Seriously, what are the odds?
Alison Snieckus: hehe
Sanford Arbogast: no maybe you are thinking of the detective in psych
Kay Endriss: @Sanford Ah well. Memory not what it used to be.
Lisa M Lane: Didn't they try that with learning objects? and they're all over the place
Lisa M Lane: does that make Google search super important? maybe we need Google Student or something
Rob Darrow: Alison, where are you located...and what level of stats do you teach where?
Lisa M Lane: that's what's hard about the "course" idea
Osvaldo Rodriguez: adios a todos
Lisa M Lane: that's what I was going to ask - can this keep going?

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Week#6 MOOCast - August 3, 2011

Participants:  Maria DroujkovaRob DarrowJoel JosephsonRebecca HogueAlison SnieckusChahira Nouira, & Jeff Lebow

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Chat Log Below

11:12  jefflebow:
11:18  jefflebow:
11:20  jefflebow:
11:22  Chahira Nouira: Hi everyone
11:22  Chahira Nouira: I can not join the hangout but try to follow here
11:23  jefflebow: Hello Chahira
11:23  Chahira Nouira: since you are talking about maths
11:23  Chahira Nouira: Hi Jeff :)
11:23  jefflebow: try refreshing your G+ profile page (or mine)
11:24  jefflebow: hopefully you'll see 'join this hangout' link
11:24  Chahira Nouira: (I meant I cannot not because of google but because I am working on smth else :) so just a lurker again this time, but hopefully will join next week )
11:25  Chahira Nouira: I wanted to share a link to
11:26  RobDarrow: Thanks, Chahira
11:26  Chahira Nouira: You are welcome!
11:33  RobDarrow: Interesting discussion about continuum of structure in MOOCs.  Can a MOOC be too structured?
11:38  Rebecca: OK.. I'm trying aga.
11:38  Rebecca: My phonei rining ..jst a set
11:39  Joel: Got it
11:40  Rebecca: Hi Chahira
11:41  RobDarrow: Joel - the Google group for the EduMooc is:
11:45  Joel: Thank you Rob
11:47  Joel: EU_Educators
11:47  Rebecca: No..
11:47  Rebecca: what is it?
11:49  jefflebow:
11:49  Rebecca: A lack depth
11:53  RobDarrow: Certain online tools lend themselves to deeper academic discussions
11:53  RobDarrow: I like what Rebecca said...the deeper you to in a topic, the smaller your network that what you said Rebecca?
11:53  Rebecca: Pretty much
11:54  Rebecca: The article on open education talked aboutdifferent types of people ... some are shareers.
11:57  Rebecca: I wish I had the creativity to do game based stuff ... I just don't seem to have the mind forit.
11:57  jefflebow:
11:58  jefflebow: If any viewers would like to join in, let us know