February 1, 2013
There’s an interesting article on MOOCS by James G. Mazoue entitled The MOOC Model: Challenging Traditional Education where he discusses MOOCs.
Here are the keypoints he identifies:
- A turning point will occur in the higher education model when a MOOC-based program of study leads to a degree from an accredited institution — a trend that has already begun to develop.
- Addressing the quality of the learning experience that MOOCs provide is therefore of paramount importance to their credibility and acceptance.
- MOOCs represent a postindustrial model of teaching and learning that has the potential to undermine and replace the business model of institutions that depend on recruiting and retaining students for location-bound, proprietary forms of campus-based learning.
May 21, 2010
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I love this idea for library name tags that I found on Tame The Web
I love how it goes against the stereotypical idea of librarians as being boring, old-fashioned, fuddy-duddy people!
I think mine would read:
Sophie van der Walt
– amateur cook
– wild life enthusiast
– lover of pina coladas
May 21, 2010
Information Is Beautiful posted a terrific InfoGraphic about what the countries from around the world are best known for.
Unfortunately, South Africa is not listed at being known for its wild life, beauty or friendly people … nope our claim to fame according to the graphic is Assaults. :( And while I can’t really argue with that it does make me sad, because my country is so much more than that!
(But then I saw that Tajikistan is known for intestinal diseases; Senegal for rain and Mexico for television – so I didn’t feel that bad anymore!)
Click on the image to enlarge it or click here to go to the interactive version of the InfoGraphic.
May 19, 2010
The folks over at EduCause has published another publication in their 7 Things You Should Know … series. This time it is about mobile apps used for learning and like all the other publications in the series the go through :
- What is it?
- How does it work?
- Who’s doing it?
- Why is it significant?
- What are the downsides?
- Where is it going?
- What are the implications for teaching and