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“Accredible:” a new online service to document mastery of a particular (online) course or skill

Typically, upon successful completion of a MOOC (massive open online course) through a provider such as Coursera, students are provided a certificate of accomplishment stating that the student has successfully completed the course. For example, here is my statement of … Continue reading

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Teaching Robots #EDCMOOC

I have been working through a Coursera course called E-learning and Digital Cultures #EDCMOOC. This post represents the final digit artifact of my work for that course (or rather, “artefact,” as my Scotland-based instructors write). Among other things, the course … Continue reading

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Some unexplored effects of MOOCs in the long-term

There is currently lots of thinking going on about the implications of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses)–courses that are free online and enroll tens of thousands of students at a time from all over the world:  How will these affect … Continue reading

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Annual Report

Overall, 2012 was a pretty good year! Here are some of the noteworthy things to report… Professional: I got a new job! City Year! I’m getting paid substantially less, but I am WAY less stressed out and I am actually … Continue reading

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Effects of repeating content in future courses

I continue to be impressed with Coursera, a provider of free online courses from an ever expanding number of big-name universities. I am lightly participating in several courses (and I am signed up for dozens more over the next several … Continue reading

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On “The trouble with online education”

The trouble with online education is that this particular critic of online education hasn’t really experienced the best of online education, yet: The trouble with online education Type A effects and Type B effects: when is learning online better? In … Continue reading

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