The next cMOOC (roughly translated as a Connectivism-style Massive Open Online Course) starts on Monday, October 8. George Siemens, Stephen Downes, Dave Cormier, and several others are the faculty/facilitators/hosts for this 6-week educational experience.
Here’s a nice video put together by Dave Cormier about CFHE12 (Reload page if video doesn’t appear.)
- Change pressures: What is influencing higher education? (Oct 8-14)
- Net pedagogies: New models of teaching and learning (Oct 15-21)
- Entrepreneurship and commercial activity in education (Oct 22-28)
- Big data and Analytics (Oct 29-Nov 4)
- Leadership in Education (Nov 4-11)
- Distributed Research: new models of inquiry (Nov 12- 18)
If this is all Greek to you, here’s a primer about MOOC madness.
The MOOC Guide: notes for a book being written about MOOCs by George Siemens, Bonnie Stewart, and Dave Cormier.
17 links in a Chronicle guide: MOOC Madness
George Siemens on ELEARNSPACE, More on Open Online Courses (with slides and recorded webinar)
George Siemens again with MOOCs are Really a Platform
Stephen Downes in Half an Hour: The Course in MOOC
Lisa Lane disavows the horrible acronym in “You Say MOOC, We Don’t (Anymore)”
Phil Hill on e-Literate, Four Barriers That MOOCs Must Overcome To Build a Sustainable Model
Also from Phil Hill, MOOCs: Two Different Approaches to Scale, Access, and Experimentation
Audrey Watters for IHE, The Language of MOOCs
Edward O’Neill, How to Build MOOCs that Fail
From IHE, written by Paul Fain: Gates, MOOCs and Remediation
Here’s a graphic by Mark Smithers from his post “The Development of Connectivism and MOOCs”
George Siemens writes What is the Unique Idea in Connectivism?
Stephen Downes writes What Connectivism Is