Category OLDS-MOOC

Reflections on OLDS MOOC Part 2.

Continuing my nautical analogy from yesterday…. The voyage has finished – was wound up today at a Google Hangout “convergence session” but many of us are already planning our next cruises and some, like me, are already sailing back to some of the islands we visited on this MOOC. Part of what I signed up […]

Reflections on OLDS MOOC – Part 1.

I’m going to use the analogy of an ocean voyage and will probably over do it, but here goes. Initiate Harbour – what we did to prepare. The Open University Design Initiative’s MOOC has been a long eight week voyage of discovery. We came from all over the world to take part and joined our […]

Evaluation – Isn’t there an off the peg solution?

(Learning Log for OLDS MOOC Week 7) I’ve just spent a couple of hours looking through all the resources on Cloudworks about evaluating learning design and found it all quite frustrating. The first thing that frustrated me was the number of times I clicked into Clouds to discover they were empty.  I realise that they have been […]

Learning Design & Formative Evaluation. OLDSMOOC W7

This blog entry is part of my learning diary for OLDSMOOC. Learning Design & Formative Evaluation. This is the title of a paper by Thomas Reeves and Yishay Mor for week 7 of the Open University’s OLDS MOOC on 21st Century Learning Design and available today at least on http://tinyurl.com/b3oo7pt . My position is that I don’t design courses […]

Attribution on OER images

A few posts ago  – http://wp.me/p23y4Q-5f – I wrote… Where to put the attribution. Some attributions seem quite long and I, and many academics in the institution where I work, are loath to include the information next to the resource.  What I really want to know is whether I should put the attribution beneath an image or […]

OERs tests 3,4,5 and 6.

This is the second post in a series in which I test whether CCSearch can find me Open Educational Resources and whether OpenAttribute makes it easier to provide the attribution. The overall test involves finding the following materials. An image of a British car factory – preferably in the 21st century. A presentation about the decline of the British car industry A text about the […]

OERs – Part 2 – Presentations

This is the second post in a series in which I test whether CCSearch can find me Open Educational Resources and whether OpenAttribute makes it easier to provide the attribution. The overall test involves finding the following materials. An image of a British car factory – preferably in the 21st century. A presentation about the decline of the British car industry […]

OERs – Part 1 images. Confused over Attribution

Open Educational Resources. This is the topic of this week’s OLDS MOOC. I’m fairly familiar with OERs and my experience to date is as follows: I’m all for using and re-purposing existing resources whenever possible instead of wasting time and money reinventing the wheel.   I’m bad at being bothered to license my own materials though have been trying to do so lately. Some of […]

Prototyping (OLDSMOOC W5)

Prototyping has been the subject of week 5 of the OU’s MOOC ‘Learning Design for a 21st Century Curriculum’ and I have taken a back seat.  The back seat in a long bus, watching the drivers down the front and my fellow passengers, some seemingly asleep but some being very energetic. (There are also some empty seats […]

Observations on the pacing of online courses.

Lockstep. On the OLDS MOOC course I have been interested to observe how I am tackling the issue of keeping up with the prescribed pace. OLDS MOOC is a 9 week course in which students are expected to progress in lockstep and the pace is quite minutely prescribed with daily tasks. Some tutors provide estimated […]

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