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Reading: Speak & Spell: A History http://hackeducation.com/2015/01/13/speak-and-spell/

The first rule of Ed Tech is to know your history. Behaviorism is the root of most Ed Tech, and this article shows how.

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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/

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

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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.

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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.

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Understanding Instructional Designs and Teaching Strategies of Massive Open Online Courses

Presentation at AERA 2015

Location: Chicago. IL

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This study examined instructional designs and teaching strategies of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), with a focus on the activities and expectations for students to complete the courses. It is hoped that such an examination will help in the development of a course taxonomy which will help learners set better expectations before they take college-level courses. This effort will also provide guidance for instructional design and technology choices beyond MOOC settings in a global learning environment, since emerging designs such as MOOCs are often designed for learners who would otherwise not having an opportunity to learn. Therefore, this taxonomy could be helpful to learners from different cultures, due to differences in language backgrounds and cultural experiences of learning.

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.