Matt Crosslin

EduGeek Journal ยป Measuring Success in MOOCs (or More Specifically, DALMOOC) http://www.edugeekjournal.com/2015/01/14/measuring-success-in-moocs-or-more-specifically-dalmooc/

Matt Crosslin

"We need to return to the MOOC as originally envisioned: social learning" @alantodd @gsiemens http://wrd.cm/1yhxHzm

Matt Crosslin

Reading: "Context Is King: Why Today's MOOCs Don't Meet Corporate Needs" | WIRED http://www.wired.com/2015/01/context-is-king-moocs-corporate-needs/

"We need to return to the MOOC as originally envisioned: social learning" says Todd and Siemens. I agree. We keep bringing all educational ideas back to instructivism, because that is what we are comfortable with.

Matt Crosslin

So a company that I busted a few years ago for posting tons of fake comments on my blog is still around. So much for "karma" being a thing.

Matt Crosslin

Reading: "Why (Not) Wearables" http://hackeducation.com/2015/01/06/wearables/

Watters starts off with a look at what could be the next big trends, but then veers off into some of the big problems with these trends (which is probably a better angle to focus on, I'm thinking). In many cases, people who already have a lot of control are trying to gain more through these new technologies. Something to think about.

Matt Crosslin

Reading: "We finally know what comes after the smartphone" | The Verge http://www.theverge.com/2015/1/6/7500743/ces-2015-internet-of-things-advanced-driver-assistance

Finally? I think we have known these trends were coming for a while. But still, when companies start pushing these ideas at big shows like this, its something to pay attention to.

Matt Crosslin

"If a little cartoon can threaten your belief system, get a new belief system." Stephan Pastis

Matt Crosslin

"Oh yay, I get to go to a session on FERPA!" said no one ever.

Matt Crosslin

Heh - well, I guess I have to start pointing out the difference between rhetorical "we" and literal "we" in my blog posts now :)

Matt Crosslin

Fracking: turning Texas into California since 2008.