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Coursera Peer Assessment - Writing in the Sciences
AJC, Science of the Invisible, October 31, 2012
I finally got a chance to experience the Coursera peer assessment model on the Writing in the Sciences course. It works like this: 1. Each student has 7 days to submit a piece of writing (300-500 words in this case) via the website. 2. During the following 7 days, each student must grade 5 (or more) pieces of work from other students. This is done on a 0-3 mark scheme driven by criterion-referenced rubrics covering Clarity and Concision, Language and Style, Focus and Organization, e.g. fo... Wed, 31 Oct 2012 09:01:00 +0000 [Comment]

#DarkSocial - The Results Are In
AJC, Science of the Invisible, October 16, 2012
At the weekend The Atlantic published an article which has caused a bit of a stir: Dark Social: We Have the Whole History of the Web Wrong. This was timely for me as it runs head on into the draft of a post I was planning for this week. For the past three years I (or we, little w) have been using social networks with students, starting with Friendfeed and moving on to Google+ last year. We have always "forced" students to use the network (alongside face to face and email support) by means of... Tue, 16 Oct 2012 08:36:00 +0000 [Comment]

The Week The MOOCing Had To Stop #cfhe12
AJC, Science of the Invisible, October 11, 2012
You know things have reached an interesting point when complete strangers start commenting publicly on your MOOC addiction. That's happened to me three times this week (that I know about). I find this amusing. However, this was the week that the virtual world of MOOCs ran into the solid reality of life - the week the MOOCing had to stop. I've had so much fun with face to face teaching this week (and rather less fun teaching online wrestling with IE8) that I just haven't had time ... Thu, 11 Oct 2012 08:15:00 +0000 [Comment]

Coursera Weekly Reflection 07.10.12
AJC, Science of the Invisible, October 8, 2012
I am posting weekly reflections here on my current Coursera MOOCs as they progress. This is my last Coursera weekly update for the time (see below): Statistics One: The content is still good but it's an organizational shambles - this is really the sort of low level stuff there is no excuse for Coursera screwing up. I have now completely decoupled this module from assessment as we arrive at the last week. That's no problem at all as I feel I have definitely met my personal lear... Sun, 07 Oct 2012 17:08:00 +0000 [Comment]

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