Multilitteratus Incognitus

Apostolos K. ("AK")

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Entrepreneurship (and commercial) activity in education
Apostolos K. ("AK"), Multilitteratus Incognitus, Jan 16, 2013
It's week 3 in #cfhe12 and the topic of the week is Entrepreneurship and commercial activity in education, and I kicked off the week by reading The Evolution of Ed Tech in Silicon Valley and How the Internet is Revolutionizing Education. There are, of course, other readings that I intent on getting to, but these two were the only HTML documents that were easy to sent to Pocket (I did however skim the educational start-ups PDF because I was curious). In any case, it was ... 2012-10-23T07:00:00.000-04:00 [Comment]

Mass is relative, and the need for numbers that make sense
Apostolos K. ("AK"), Multilitteratus Incognitus, Jan 16, 2013
This week on #cfhe12 I read a couple of posts of interest from my fellow participants (apologies, I am currently on the train with no connectivity, ore lease I would search for those post and link to them :-) ) and there were two key points that I wanted to reiterate, combine, and expand upon. The first point is that mass (well, "massiveness") is relative. I am sure I learned in physics that Mass is indeed relative there, too, but I'd have to take a MOOC to brush up on my high school ... 2012-10-24T06:15:00.000-04:00 [Comment]

Open Assessment and Blended Learning
Apostolos K. ("AK"), Multilitteratus Incognitus, Jan 16, 2013
The topic of open assessment came up during #blendkit2012 this week, which is quite a fascinating topic. Britt asked if peer review can work in small groups, having seen it in xMOOCs like coursera. I've written about open assessment before, but not specifically about this, I don't think. I have written some quick thoughts on the coursera peer review system which can be summarized even quicker by saying "hit or miss." In the one course (thus far) where I've opted to do the ... 2012-10-24T19:00:00.000-04:00 [Comment]

What is participation? How the LMS determines what you do
Apostolos K. ("AK"), Multilitteratus Incognitus, Jan 16, 2013
It seems like Rebecca and I were on the same wavelength yesterday when we were composing our blog posts and reflecting on various aspects of MOOCs. Rebecca wonders why there is only one level of participation in xMOOCs, and I have to say, having started my 3rd coursera MOOC yesterday (same one as Rebecca, the Design: Creation of Artifacts in Society on coursera), I can see that (from my limited experience) there is a limit on how participation is counted. Granted, I'... 2012-10-25T06:30:00.000-04:00 [Comment]

xMOOC: of participation and offline apps
Apostolos K. ("AK"), Multilitteratus Incognitus, Jan 16, 2013
**sigh** The mobile client ate my post! I will try to reconstitute as much of it as I remember ;-) In this blog post I am continuing the train of though started by thinking about different levels of participation, and my blog post on MOOC registration. Since MOOCs are generally not taken for credit, and since they generally don't need to conform to some sort of departmental outcomes standard (i.e. this course addresses Program Level Outcome A, D, and E), it would be easier ... 2012-10-26T15:00:00.000-04:00 [Comment]

Coursera mLearning fail
Apostolos K. ("AK"), Multilitteratus Incognitus, Jan 16, 2013
The other day, seeing that there were a couple of videos in the HCI that were available. Since I didn't have time to watch them during lunch, and as established coursera has no offline viewing for their courses, I decided to try my luck with the iPhone while commuting. Since I do use coursera, and I do watch videos on my iPad when I am at home from time to time (on wifi), it would make sense that I would be able to do the same on my iPhone. Thus with 20 minutes left in my commute, and ... 2012-10-27T05:00:00.000-04:00 [Comment]

Analytics, and usage in Higher Education
Apostolos K. ("AK"), Multilitteratus Incognitus, Jan 16, 2013
It's week 4 of #cfhe12 so it must be time for Big Data and Analytics as the topic of discussion. It's interesting coming back to this topic of discussion because it was the topic of the first MOOC I took part in, LAK11, and it's a topic I've been thinking (or at least keeping on the back burner) since I was in business school. On of th things to keep in mind when talking about Analytics is that there are quite a few definitions out there, so, when talking about learning ... 2012-10-30T06:21:00.000-04:00 [Comment]

Big Data, Evaluations, Adjuncts, Money
Apostolos K. ("AK"), Multilitteratus Incognitus, Jan 16, 2013
Last week was pretty interesting, but between storms, workshops, and work (it's advising and registration time), I only got away with one initial blog post last week. I did keep up with the discussion, thanks to a large part to the daily newsletter for #cfhe12. As I was reading the various blog posts, this popped up to me: MOOCs and the Teaching Profession. I was really surpsised (I think my jaw dropped) when Rolin's acquaintance told him that he didn't think ... 2012-11-05T06:00:00.000-05:00 [Comment]

On Academic Management, and running a business
Apostolos K. ("AK"), Multilitteratus Incognitus, Jan 16, 2013
I must admit, I had planned on writing a post about how finding college leaders is like dating at times, you can go with the blind date and be pleasantly surprise, or date one of your friends and (hopefully) know most of the information before hand. As I was reading the Washington Post article, however, I was overcome with a severe sense of facepalm, and as I was responding to the article, it got long enough to need a blog post of its own. I decided to interweaver some of the dating ... 2012-11-06T06:00:00.000-05:00 [Comment]

Leadership isn't about "me too"s
Apostolos K. ("AK"), Multilitteratus Incognitus, Jan 16, 2013
Yesterday, while commuting, I had written a longer post about my MOOC-coverage fatigue. It seems as though MOOC coverage has gotten out of proportion and it's spilled over to other non educational news outlets that I frequent, where I go for non-educational news. In any case, it seems as though the Google Blogger client of my iPhone ate my post. Maybe for the best, because I feel like I was getting to have a cranky "get off my lawn" slant to it ;-)† In any case, ... 2012-11-08T05:00:00.000-05:00 [Comment]

Distributed Research: or, can we play nice already?
Apostolos K. ("AK"), Multilitteratus Incognitus, Jan 16, 2013
It's the final week of CHFE12 ( and the topic is something that we've beat to death in the past in MOOCs like #ioe12 (which I completed a bit late this September) and #change11; in which we discussed the topic of Open Research about a year ago. I may have also seen this topic crop up in eduMOOC in 2011 and a MOOC on Open Education (not #ioe12) also running this fall. In any case, I feel like I am really past the point of talking about Open Research, and I am more in ... 2012-11-13T06:00:00.000-05:00 [Comment]

End of CFHE12
Apostolos K. ("AK"), Multilitteratus Incognitus, Jan 16, 2013
Well, another MOOC is now complete! I still have a few more readings in Pocket to go through, blogs from fellow bloggers. I have to say that the materials in this MOOC weren't a revelation for me. I have encountered these topics before in my professional career, especially more recently when topics like MOOCs and alternative credentialing and badges are hot topics. If I already knew some of these things, why join? Well, as we've said before, ... 2012-11-19T17:30:00.000-05:00 [Comment]

HCI Course done!
Apostolos K. ("AK"), Multilitteratus Incognitus, Jan 16, 2013
Along with CFHE12 ending, this is the last week of the Human Computer Interaction course on Coursera. This course was mostly a review for me considering that I had already taken an HCI course (grad level) back when I was doing my BA in computer science and I wanted a refresher. This particular course had 3 levels of participation, and I opted to participate at the lowest level which was to watch videos and take the quizzes, and of course, pass with a satisfactory grade. I have ... 2012-11-20T06:30:00.000-05:00 [Comment]

MOOCs, demographics, and wrangling the edtech
Apostolos K. ("AK"), Multilitteratus Incognitus, Oct 16, 2012
Yesterday morning I was catching up on some #cfhe12 blog posts by Bryan Alexander (who I have not seen in a MOOC in ages), a blog post about defining MOOCs by Rolin Moe, and my colleague Rebecca who writes about the ease and usefulness in MOOCs†. First, let me respond to Rolin's points (since I happened to read his blog post first). There are lots of people looking at the future of academic publishing, pushing for an open movement. Some academic journals have ... 2012-10-16T06:00:00.000-04:00 [Comment]

cfhe12 - week 2: when world colide!
Apostolos K. ("AK"), Multilitteratus Incognitus, Oct 15, 2012
After a tittle like that, I feel like this blog ought to have a theme song ;-) Is this too dorky? Not dorky enough? Chime in through the comments :-) In any case, it's Week 2 of #cfhe12 and the topic of the week is New Pedagogies: New models for teaching and learning. I find it interesting (and ironic) that Blended Learning and Online Learning are considered "new pedagogies" and "new models." Even though I am currently undertaking 2 Blended Learning workshops (one ... 2012-10-15T17:30:00.000-04:00 [Comment]

Thoughts from Day 1 ALN Panel Discussion
Apostolos K. ("AK"), Multilitteratus Incognitus, Oct 11, 2012
Well, yesterday afternoon I got fired up when listening to the final panel discussion of the day at Sloan-C's annual ALN conference. The panel was titled "Evolution or Revolution? What's Happening with "Traditional" Online Learning?" and I have broken down my thoughts by speaker. Jose Cruz (The Education Trust, US) This was a pretty interesting speaker, and he made a good point about putting "learning" back in "online learning". The speaker pointed out that governments was ... 2012-10-11T11:09:00.004-04:00 [Comment]

Week 1 of #CFHE12
Apostolos K. ("AK"), Multilitteratus Incognitus, Oct 10, 2012
Well, another 6 week MOOC started this week, CFHE12 (which I keep wanting to spell a CHFE12 for some reason) with George Siemens. This seems quite interesting, and it gives me an opportunity to check out the D2L environment in action, considering that our campus could have been a D2L campus, but we went with Blackboard instead. In any case, one of the first things for this week is to introduce yourself in the forum. I didn't do this because in my experience in ... 2012-10-09T07:00:00.000-04:00 [Comment]

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