Feb 25, 2013:
As usual, my “real” life has dashed my high hopes for my own active participation in this MOOC. HOWEVER, I always get a lot out of just seeing how the course is designed & delivered & in addition, in this case, George generously referred us to an intro Stats course (from a competing MOOC, EdX). The referral came before I had even realized that I needed the additional background, which I consider teaching genius, and it turns out to have been spot on, so I’ve been devoting my leisure time to that course instead, hoping that the stats background will make my eventual Learning Analytics work both more enjoyable & more productive. Because of this, I’m eliminating the separate page on my blog for this course & putting this into a post along with the rest of my explorations.
I have also noticed that I’m starting to have trouble remembering where each mooc is – EdX, Coursera, Canvass, oh my! A student portal & portfolio to aggregate & display all mooc accomplishments would be a great tool for someone to develop (or to explain good ways to create with existing tools.)
Feb 11, 2013:
Well, this is a big step…the “Learning Analytics and Knowledge 2013” MOOC looks so promising from today (first day!) that I’ve decided to create a WHOLE PAGE for it!
What I like so far is:
- Nice video intro from George, which I can listen to in less than 5 minutes while
- Browsing the course website: https://learn.canvas.net/courses/33/wiki/front-page
- Course site includes great intro materials, including:
- an overview of the course that I can quickly understand
- course outline
- expectation setting: total time PLUS explanation of centralized & decentralized elements.
- clear info & links to related elements (twitter hashtag (#LAK13) & Diigo group, a few others), quite a variety, but not too many.
Overall, pretty exciting start – I got my first 10 mins worth & hope I can come back to it soon for more!