27 posts
The Victorian MOOC
It is 1873. Something unique is about to happen. A steam-train gathers speed in the background. Carriages on cobbled streets. In a dark room children sleep. In another room, a man reads a
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Hybrid Pedagogy’s 2015 List of Lists
Three consecutive years is enough to establish a tradition, right? In what has thereby become a tradition,Hybrid Pedagogy will “go dark” for about a month as many of our readers, authors, and
Digital culture
In Submission. 22nd May 2015 In January 2014 I signed up to study on Dave Cormier’s Rhizomatic Learning Course [] , known often by those in a
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The Course Hath No Bottom: the 20,000-Person Seminar
A few years ago, Sean Michael Morris and I wrote, “Meaningful relationships are as important in a class of three as they are in a class of 10,000.” In the rest of
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If Freire Made a MOOC: Open Education as Resistance
critical digital pedagogy
MOOCs and Critical Pedagogy are not obvious bedfellows. The hype around MOOCs has centered mostly on a brand of sage on the stage courseware at direct odds with Critical Pedagogy’s emphasis on learner agency.
The MOOC Problem
Critical Pedagogy
The purpose of education is in large part linked to its standing as a social science. Philosophers dating back to Socrates have linked education to a purpose beyond the individual, one where accrual
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Tales of a MOOC Dropout
In September 2013,Hybrid Pedagogypublished an e-book of graduate student essays focused on student experiences in MOOCs — from EdX, Udacity, and other xMOOCs, to improvisational MOOCs created by the students themselves using open
How Do Learners Experience Open Online Learning?
During the summer of 2013, George Veletsianos approached the editors of Hybrid Pedagogy about publishing a collection of graduate student essays. The collection focused on these students’ experiences in a variety of MOOCs
Fight the Dead, Fear the MOOC: Questioning The Walking Dead MOOC
On October 14th, theCanvas Network []will launch a new massive open online course inspired by the popular television seriesThe Walking Dead. Instructure []has
Meaningful Collaboration: Revitalizing Small Colleges with MOOC Hybrids
When MOOCs went viral in 2012, traditional small colleges reached an identity crossroads, a midlife crisis where idealism and wisdom collide. Although the main concerns of future viability have been present for years
A Plea for Pedagogy
It goes without saying that technology is changing education. Children’s brains are being rewired, universities are being threatened with extinction, and we will be in serious trouble if we ignore the transformative
MOOCifying K-12: Relationships, Collaboration, Risk-Taking
Just over a year ago, my “learning” exploded. I was developing a hybrid Canadian online delivery program for Chinese high school students. I was encouraged to push the boundaries of K-12 online and
In Connectivism, No One Can Hear You Scream: a Guide to Understanding the MOOC Novice
editors’ picks
This article is an attempt to address a possible gap in Connectivist thinking, and its expression in cMOOCs. It’s to do with the experience of technology novices, and unconfident learners in cMOOC
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MOOCagogy: Assessment, Networked Learning, and the Meta-MOOC
“Building community doesn’t mean that learning happens.” ~ from an audience comment at InstructureCon 2013 Learning in a MOOC Instruction does not equate to learning. This is the fundamental fly in the ointment