Those of you who have been around me probably know that my research interests revolve around digital rhetoric and online pedagogy, especially the development of MOOCs, or massive open online courses. This summer, I took a composition MOOC offered on Coursera, delivered by Georgia Tech, as part of my research in digital rhetoric. Following a phenomenological approach, … Continue reading Virtual Cocktail Party: Can Online Education Teach Social Skills?
MOOCs, or massive open online courses, are not only a valuable platform for aspiring students to get a taste of ivy league education, they are also an alternative for professional development. As I continue to study the benefits of this 21st century pedagogical movement and its impact on global education, it is my hope to … Continue reading Getting a Foreign Education for Free*
Part One of the MOOC panel at 2013 Computers and Writing (@cwcon). Summarizes current Composition MOOCs and identifies differences with traditional composition courses. Presented on a panel with Matt Barton and Jack Hennes.
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The following call is announced by George Siemens, the man behind Connectivist Theory: The dramatic increase in online education, particularly Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), presents researchers, academics, administrators, learners, and policy makers with a range of questions as to the effectiveness of this format of teaching and learning. To date, the impact of MOOCs … Continue reading Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Funds MOOC Research Initiative