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October 24, 2012

Participants' Blog Posts

This is a list of the blog posts mentioning the 'CFHE12' keyword or tag harvested from the list of blogs submitted by participants.

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MEDEA – awards for media and learning
Maja, Professor DI Dr. Maja Pivec
MEDEA is European way of acknowledging good teaching and learning practice. This year finalists of best examples of usage of media for learning are announced. The awards ceremony will be on... [Link] Wed, 24 Oct 2012 08:56:06 +0000 [Comment]

Teachers idolized as rock stars
Maja, Professor DI Dr. Maja Pivec
Wow, what an idea! There is still a big grin on my face after listening to the YouTube video of Debora Quazzo’s talk: A Double Espresso for Education. The topic... [Link] Mon, 22 Oct 2012 14:01:07 +0000 [Comment]

Week 2 of the MOOC
Maja, Professor DI Dr. Maja Pivec
We are well into Week 2 of the #CFHE MOOC. The focus of this week is  how teaching and learning is changing due to the web. I welcomed  a clear cut... [Link] Wed, 17 Oct 2012 17:44:22 +0000 [Comment]

My first steps in MOOC
Maja, Professor DI Dr. Maja Pivec
I got MOOC infected by my colleague Jutta Pauschenwein and after hearing so many interesting and positive things about massive and open on-line learning I said to myself, I might... [Link] Mon, 15 Oct 2012 13:21:36 +0000 [Comment]

Week 1 - test. test.
Laddie Odom, Posts of my life in MOOCland
I am hoping that Google Sites is going to serve as a viable blog platform for this course.  This first entry is a test of that as well as a few quick notes on the course thus far.  I am already really appreciating the daily "newsletter" quite a bit.  It helps keep me focused on the suggested readings and activities and keeps me "attached" to the class in a very good way.Initial content include a video intro by George Siemens, who noted that Coursera and similar MOOCs use a more guided approac... [Link] 2012-10-10T00:23:47.599Z [Comment]

Week 3 - Back in the CFHE12 MOOC saddle
Laddie Odom, Posts of my life in MOOCland
Machinations beyond my control kept me from participating in any substantive manner with the content for week 2.  I did find myself in Udacity checking out a computer science MOOC, but that is heading off topic.  Let's address one MOOC at at time, shall we?  In this week of CFHE12, our attention turns to the topic of Entrepreneurship and commercial activity in education (Oct 22-28). The first reading I tackled looked like the most recent content, based on the URLs.  It was a September 1... [Link] 2012-10-21T20:07:10.590Z [Comment]

Week 1 - CFHE12 Reflections
Laddie Odom, Posts of my life in MOOCland
 I've now come to the end of my very first week attending my very first MOOC.  I already have a lot of impressions from my experiences, both good and bad, but I feel it is still too early to jump to any real firm conclusions.  That said, even though I am a veteran of online education - both as a student and as a technologist - I have generally felt a bit challenged trying to acclimate.  I am very happy that DesireToLearn is the platform of choice for the course, since UMUC is also ... [Link] 2012-10-14T19:43:34.978Z [Comment]

A personal experience left me longing for some competency-based learning.
etale, Etale - Life in the Digital World
Yesterday, as I listened to a webinar about the personalized and competency-based learning models explored at places like NAU and SNHU, I appreciated the chance to further consider the affordances and limitations of such models. Later that night, I had an experience that gave me new experiential understanding of the subject. As a professor and [...] [Link] Thu, 18 Oct 2012 12:47:14 +0000 [Comment]

Learning more about personalized and competency-based learning in CFHE12
etale, Etale - Life in the Digital World
Here are a few musings based about the webinar entitled: Walking the talk AND NAU: Personalized Learning. There were two speakers. The first provided a brief introduction to the Southern New Hampshire University model by Yvonne Simon, Chief Learning Architect at SNHU. The second was Fred Hurst, Senior VP of Extended Campuses at NAU. He [...] [Link] Wed, 17 Oct 2012 18:14:26 +0000 [Comment]

Informal Interactions and Faculty / Student Mentoring
etale, Etale - Life in the Digital World
I just finished listening to a webinar about UCF’s blended and online learning efforts. It was a webinar entitled Net Pedagogies: New Models of Teaching and Learning, and it is part of one of the newest MOOCS (CFHE12). I appreciated the many specific and practical aspects that were shared, especially the different types of faculty [...] [Link] Tue, 16 Oct 2012 18:05:39 +0000 [Comment]

MOOC’ing out: Five Online Learning Programs for this Fall
Jonathan Martin, 21k12
It is increasingly clear that the future of learning, K-12 and post-secondary, will entail a significant online dimension; I’m especially drawn to the concepts of “networked learning,” “connectivism” and “blended learning,” as regular readers surely have noticed the past few months. At the same time, I am well aware I have a lot to learn [...] [Link] Thu, 18 Oct 2012 03:13:27 +0000 [Comment]

Blended Learning
Jesse, Thoughts about Higher Education
I was reading some of the articles posted for the CFHE12 MOOC and was thinking about why it is that research shows that blended learning is more effective than either face-to-face or online models of teaching. I know I sound like a broken record, but could it be the underlying psychological principles that are at [...] [Link] Wed, 17 Oct 2012 08:37:30 +0000 [Comment]

Keep Calm and Carry On
Jesse, Thoughts about Higher Education
In July, Jordan Weissmann gave us all a warm fuzzy blanket to make us feel better about higher education and the direction we are going. Whispering a soothing lullaby to university heads and administers everywhere, he rocked the cradle of complacency with reassurances that all is well, and we have nothing to fear. However, the [...] [Link] Fri, 12 Oct 2012 10:50:14 +0000 [Comment]

#mobimooc12. Riflessioni conclusive
serenaturri, serenaturri's Blog
MobiMooc12 sta volgendo al termine, il 30 prossimo chiuderà i battenti, è tempo  che io faccia un bilancio di questa mia nuova esperienza di cMOOC. Non nego che la sua conclusione affievolisce il senso di insoddisfazione che mi ha accompagnato in queste settimane, un’inquietudine dovuta al fatto che non sono riuscita a interagire in modo [...] [Link] Fri, 28 Sep 2012 17:28:23 +0000 [Comment]

#CFHE12 – Sull’istruzione superiore in Italia
serenaturri, serenaturri's Blog
Reputo l’argomento della prima settimana di #CFHE12 Che cosa sta influenzando l’istruzione superiore? molto attraente. Fra le interessanti letture proposte scelgo di concentrarmi su Il cambiamento del paesaggio dell'istruzione superiore i cui autori, David J. Staley and Dennis A. Trinkl, riflettono sui  (10) fattori ambientali considerati gli elementi portanti per l’innovazione nel campo dell’istruzione superiore [...] [Link] Tue, 16 Oct 2012 07:31:13 +0000 [Comment]

Cultural contexts of learning and MOOCs: open questions
jraffaghelli, J u l i a n a R a f f a g h e l l i
As  my phenomenological narration about this experience shows me, designing effective massive online course has to do with many variables, that the “cocktail” for every learner could end in a [...] [Link] Mon, 15 Oct 2012 23:39:14 +0000 [Comment]

My MOOC life: first reactions to #CFHE12
jraffaghelli, J u l i a n a R a f f a g h e l l i
I had been curious about MOOCs since 2011, but my time hadn’t come yet. One month ago, my chinese colleague started an experience with COURSERA just because she couldn’t analyze, [...] [Link] Mon, 15 Oct 2012 23:09:22 +0000 [Comment]

In the garden of forking path…
jraffaghelli, J u l i a n a R a f f a g h e l l i
In the garden of forking path… …I like to use this metaphor from Jorge Luis Borges (http://www.coldbacon.com/writing/borges-garden.html)  to describe the web where I live. It’s really a metaphor on hypertext, [...] [Link] Tue, 16 Oct 2012 17:03:29 +0000 [Comment]

EdFuture, CFHE12 MOOC, and what we might do at the University of Kentucky?
Randolph Hollingsworth, My Day: Posts
Body: The EdFuture MOOC led by George Siemans (of the connectivist MOOC ilk) asks us here in Week 2 to think about "Net pedagogies" that is, "New models of teaching and learning."   I was so sure going into this course that phrases like "Net pedagogies" or "flipped classrooms" are simply rehashing of previously demonstrated good teaching practices with new bells and whistles for marketing purposes.  However, when presented with the Week 2 Activities... [Link] Wed, 24 Oct 2012 14:16:58 GMT [Comment]

Mass is relative, and the need for numbers that make sense
Apostolos K. ("AK"), Multilitteratus Incognitus
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 physi... [Link] 2012-10-24T06:15:00.000-04:00 [Comment]

Twitter Posts

If you use the 'CFHE12' tag on Twitter, your Twitter posts will be collected and listed here.

@whitneykilgore tweeted: RT @robinwb: RT @robinwb: lots of PLE Diagrams http://t.co/TpzEAExX from @courosa #CFHE12 #etop12 2012-10-25T02:12:54Z

@akhushraj tweeted: RT @BarnetteAndrew: RT @BarnetteAndrew: Just a little #perspective #CFHE12 One third of education spending globally occurs in the US: http://t.co/PJxWpzCY 2012-10-25T01:35:51Z

@JenWomble tweeted: RT @gsiemens: RT @gsiemens: Types of Universities in India and Growth of "Private State Universities" http://t.co/XUn1zlmY via @booker108 #cfhe12 2012-10-24T21:20:39Z

@barrydahl tweeted: @Smithstorian @BryanAlexander I'll be at a CO event next mo. I'll be sure to promote smoking more pot 4 the benefit of education. ;) #CFHE12 2012-10-24T18:39:42Z

@barrydahl tweeted: In past 3 yrs, the % of faculty teaching 4 hours or less per week went from 7% to 15.8%. http://t.co/aK4UWKOo #CFHE12 Is it larger classes? 2012-10-24T19:11:36Z

@barrydahl tweeted: HE faculty teaching less than ever before. What happens to the salary cost per credit when faculty teach less? #CFHE12 http://t.co/aK4UWKOo 2012-10-24T19:09:00Z

@barrydahl tweeted: I have great respect for the people behind this, but did they adequately describe what makes this a Meta-MOOC? http://t.co/Kd5SbWcp #CFHE12 2012-10-24T19:24:56Z

@barrydahl tweeted: Men lecture much more (in class, I mean) than women who use discussions, coop learning, student presentations. http://t.co/aK4UWKOo #CFHE12 2012-10-24T19:14:25Z

@AliciaStepaniuk tweeted: RT @barrydahl: RT @barrydahl: In past 3 yrs, the % of faculty teaching 4 hours or less per week went from 7% to 15.8%. http://t.co/aK4UWKOo #CFHE12 Is ... 2012-10-24T19:12:14Z

@veecam tweeted: @barrydahl #CFHE12 would this include student project & research supervision?... at HE we might wish to move away from the sage on the... 2012-10-24T19:54:08Z

@Smithstorian tweeted: ROTFLMAO or should I say ROTFSMAO (smoking!) @barrydahl @BryanAlexander ..promote smoking more pot 4 the benefit of education. ;) #CFHE12 2012-10-24T19:47:03Z

@mhawksey tweeted: Mass is relative, and the need for numbers that make sense < some interesting ideas in here #cfhe12 http://t.co/HYmrdLZi 2012-10-24T19:30:19Z

@rhollingsworth tweeted: Mazur @Harvard using #bigdata w Cross&amp;Angelo Classroom Assessmt Techniques (CATs) in large lectures #cfhe12 | @scoopit http://t.co/1WCOayIM 2012-10-24T17:08:44Z

@Smithstorian tweeted: @BryanAlexander: Absolutely! Prop 64 here in Colorado will tax legal pot sales and pass on to public ed about $40 million... #CFHE12 2012-10-24T17:50:04Z

@BryanAlexander tweeted: @Smithstorian Plenty of US states are desperate for cash. #CFHE12 2012-10-24T17:13:48Z

@veecam tweeted: #CFHE12 15 Free Learning Tools You've Probably Never Heard Of - TeachThought | @scoopit http://t.co/330o0nzP 2012-10-24T15:55:26Z

@gsiemens tweeted: Types of Universities in India and Growth of "Private State Universities" http://t.co/XUn1zlmY via @booker108 #cfhe12 2012-10-24T15:02:04Z

@rhollingsworth tweeted: Gates Fdtn awards $3M to MyCollege + Portmont Coll for online assoc degree for underserved populatns #cfhe12 @scoopit http://t.co/mlPDNp8m 2012-10-24T13:05:03Z

@dchristian5 tweeted: Today: Find me a weather channel. Tomorrow: Find me a channel on how to learn algebra. OPENBLOCKChristianCLOSEBLOCK #CFHE12 http://t.co/xS3Q0PTj 2012-10-24T12:47:16Z

@LauraZavelson tweeted: College Board says 57 percent of 2010-2011 bachelor's degree recipients graduated with debt, which averaged $23,800 #CFHE12 2012-10-24T12:38:04Z

@LauraZavelson tweeted: According to Chronicle of Higher Education, about 123 colleges charge more than $50,000 per year in tuition, fees, room and board #cfhe12 2012-10-24T12:36:12Z

@LauraZavelson tweeted: College Board says state funding per student to higher ed down four straight years, and down 26 percent over the last five #cfhe12 2012-10-24T12:33:33Z

@UKUGEd tweeted: RT @rhollingsworth: RT @rhollingsworth: Gates Fdtn awards $3M to MyCollege + Portmont Coll for online assoc degree for underserved populatns #cfhe12 @scoopi ... 2012-10-24T13:17:00Z

@TeacherTechnol tweeted: RT @Annietoday: RT @Annietoday: MOOCs front page news - unis will change Austn: http://t.co/CaSqKHTY#CFHE12 2012-10-24T06:15:15Z

@Annietoday tweeted: MOOCs front page news - unis will change Austn: http://t.co/CaSqKHTY#CFHE12 2012-10-24T06:14:01Z

@allynr tweeted: RT @jupidu: Outcomes are not predictable in complex adaptive systems http://t.co/6nkfYrwV #oped12 #cfhe12 2012-10-24T06:00:36Z

@Annietoday tweeted: Pipeline or PipeDream?10 million international students for Aust Unis- based on MOOCs http://t.co/Em8FxB8W via @wordpressdotcom #CFHE12 2012-10-24T06:37:43Z

@allynr tweeted: RT @Annietoday: MOOCs front page news - unis will change Austn: http://t.co/RZUULIku #cfhe12 >>dead content behind a paywall 2012-10-24T06:18:38Z

@Annietoday tweeted: MOOC are real threat as regulator looks at assessment and guidelines http://t.co/YEje8TUQ#CFHE12 2012-10-24T06:17:19Z

@Annietoday tweeted: Disruptive effect of MOOCs Brace for dawn of digital delivery change to unis business models| The Austn http://t.co/nTqmLJfc #CFHE12 2012-10-24T06:15:32Z

@stevegallagher tweeted: “@marksmithers: For #CFHE12 v interesting report: "Australian universities on the cusp of profound change" http://t.co/V89yWCzk” <--hmmmmm 2012-10-24T06:51:11Z

@PhemiEology tweeted: Times...they are (finally) a changing folks. Higher Ed: welcome 2 a brave new world #cfhe12 link to research document http://t.co/SAWmWv6H 2012-10-24T05:32:12Z

@RebekahMCB tweeted: RT @clairebrooks: RT @clairebrooks: Universities must adapt or perish: report http://t.co/mpLqnEeL #CFHE12 2012-10-24T05:12:39Z

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