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A world of MOOCs to choose from


A list of current and future connectivist MOOCs



and Open Culture have updated this link with dozens of MOOCs on offer for January and February, 2014



EVO Electronic Village Online


Crafting the e-Perfect Textbook

This EVO session runs concurrently with MultiMOOC Jan 13-Feb 16

Its Google Community is an excellent model for what can be accomplished once the group achieves critical mass (at this writing, just hit 400 and climbing)




Moodle for Teachers

“Moodle for Teachers (M4T) TESOL CALL-IS EVO2014”@WizIQ http://www.wiziq.com/course/9160-moodle-for-teachers-m4t-tesol-call-is-evo2013


MOOC on Digital Curation

Started Jan 8, 2014



This is just a two-week course and is run on the Curatr platfom. The course is at http://ht2.curatr3.com/courses/digital-curator/

You need to register with a password in order to access that, so not "open" in a purist's sense of the concept 

It's accessible from any device, as shown in the thumbnail above.


This video describes Curatr in 44 seconds: http://vimeo.com/80977003

Some of the features:

  • Allows comments on content which is revealed on clicks on graphics.  
  • Times to allow per click are indicated (usually just a few minutes each item) The course should take 2 to 4 hours per week
  • Awards experience points for tasks completed and uses these and gatekeeper questions to allow progress through the levels



The course pushes email out to registered participants, friendly and seemingly personal (address you personally, how's it going, etc)

There are two Tweetmeets on the tag #dcurate

There is a Hangout at the end of the course with select invitees, presumably those who score highest in the experience points leaderboard


Jan 14 update: 

255 have enrolled to date but only half that number have actually been into the course yet, so they've extended the course by another week! 
You now have until the 29th January to complete the course, or just hangout and chat.

Don't forget the second Twitter chat is on Thursday 16th January at 9pm UK time. If you missed the first one you can catch up here: http://storify.com/CredibleU/highlights-from-the-first-dcurate-twitter-chat


Rhizomatic Learning

Started Jan 14, 2014, and the forum posts well before that

Dave is blogging about the course here: http://davecormier.com/edblog/




More about Dave and Rhizomatic Learning



Week one information is available here ->  https://p2pu.org/en/courses/882/content/1796/

You can comment on p2pu of course and you can catch up with the budding communities by checking out 
http://davecormier.com/edblog/2014/01/12/your-unguided-tour-of-rhizo14/ the unguided tour.

This post is so good, I scooped it: http://sco.lt/6sFcSP


Why do we do this? See this comment: https://p2pu.org/en/courses/882/content/1796/#comment-1197233865 and my reply


Deeper Learning Jan 20 to last week in March




Introduction to Learning Technologies Jan 21 for 13 weeks 



The links in Curt's post open here: http://words.usask.ca/learning-tech/ and reveal the page below




History and Future of (Mostly) Higher Education

Starts Jan 27, 2014




Spanish MOOC 2014


I'm not sure when "tomorrow" is (some time in January, 2014) but we may have missed out on a language MOOC (not many of those :-)

From the people who put on LTMOOC in 2013: http://goodbyegutenberg.pbworks.com/w/page/71257706/2014_MoreMOOCs#LTMOOC



Past MOOCs





Blended Teaching of World Languages http://ltmooc.com/, April 15-May 27, 2013

LTMOOC is a collaborative course for language teachers of all levels to discuss and gain a deeper understanding of emerging trends in blended teaching and learning of world languages, including the methodology, best practices, and practical application of the blended and online classroom. The course will facilitate discussion and development of ideas in a connectivist-style MOOC, inviting all course participants to contribute.



OLDS MOOC Jan 10-Mar 14, 2013


10 Jan Week 1: Initiate http://www.olds.ac.uk/the-course/week-1
17 Jan Week 2: Inquire http://www.olds.ac.uk/the-course/inquire
24 Jan Week 3: Ideate http://www.olds.ac.uk/the-course/week-3-ideate
31 Jan Week 4
: Connect http://www.olds.ac.uk/the-course/week-4-connect
07 Feb Week 5: Prototype http://www.olds.ac.uk/the-course/week-5-prototype
14 Feb Week 6: Curate http://www.olds.ac.uk/the-course/week-6-curate
21 Feb Week 7: Evaluate http://www.olds.ac.uk/the-course/week-7-evaluate
28 Feb Week 8: Reflect http://www.olds.ac.uk/the-course/week-8-reflect
07 Mar Week 9: Plenary http://www.olds.ac.uk/the-course/week-9-plenary-close


ETMOOC: Jan 13-March 30, 2013


  • Welcome (Jan 13-19): Welcome Event & Orientation to #etmooc
  • Topic 1 (Jan 20-Feb. 2): Connected Learning – Tools, Processes & Pedagogy
  • Topic 2 (Feb 3-16): Digital Storytelling – Multimedia, Remixes & Mashups
  • Topic 3 (Feb 17-Mar 2): Digital Literacy – Information, Memes & Attention
  • Topic 4 (Mar 3-16): The Open Movement – Open Access, OERs & Future of Ed.
  • Topic 5 (Mar 17-30): Digital Citizenship – Identity, Footprint, & Social Activism

The principles guiding ETMOOC are similar to those of MultiMOOC http://etmooc.org/sample-page/ 

To connect with ETMOOC you provide your blog address,

(This is similar to the form you filled out with MultiMOOC http://goodbyegutenberg.pbworks.com/w/page/61341560/participant_form 




E-learning and Digital Cultures

Jeremy Knox, Sian Bayne, Hamish Macleod, Jen Ross, Christine Sinclair


This course will explore how digital cultures and learning cultures connect, and what this means for e-learning theory and practice. Follow this course at #edcmooc.


Fundamentals of Online Education: Planning and Application

Fatimah Wirth


This is an introductory course on the fundamentals of online education. You will learn how to convert your face-to-face class into a robust online course based on theory and practice.


This course became famous as a MOOC too far

Georgia Tech and Coursera Try to Recover From MOOC Stumble

By Steve Kolowich, February 4, 2013

When Fatimah Wirth decided to teach a massive open online course about how to run a virtual classroom successfully, she did not expect it to turn into a case study for the opposite.



How online class about online learning failed miserably

BY Valerie Strauss, February 5



Two Thoughts on the crash of the “Fundamentals of Online Education” MOOC

by Steve Krause, February 4, 2013



Online Class on How To Teach Online Classes Goes Laughably Awry

By Will Oremus, Slate staff writer




By Scott Jaschik, February 4, 2013





More Listings



MOOCs Provider Directory at




A complete list of Massive Open Online Courses (free online courses) offered by the best universities and entities http://www.mooc-list.com/

In March 2013 listing MOOCs from these "initiatives"

  • edX
  • openHPI
  • Venture Lab
  • UniMOOC - Tec
  • Udacity
  • Saylor.org
  • Coursera
  • Class2Go
  • Canvas.net
  • MRUniversity
  • Other Initiatives
  • OpenLearning
  • 10genEducation


Classroom 2.0 MOOC dbase


Not well maintained in 2013



From http://screencast.com/t/qHvuKVNaj 

and http://talkingvte.blogspot.com/2012/07/talking-vte-episode-34.html

Catch up on latest and future developments in Open Education in this video at: http://epic2020.org/ 



300 MOOCs from great universities




Checked out  http://www.openlearning.com out of NSW?



1. MOOC Fiction, posted by Alan Levine, 1:18, http://youtu.be/ZNS9nRQElPQ
2. UC Irvine's AMC's The Walking Dead MOOC: Official Tease (Zombie MOOC trailer), 1:00, http://youtu.be/XhyeYI6MVtU


The other videos are in here under Short Videos on MOOCs and Open Education: 



Further notes


Possibly the most comprehensive compendium of knowledge on the topic is Stephen Downes’s definitive archive of 587 postings on MOOCs from Aug 4 2008 to June 20, 2013 at http://www.downes.ca/mooc_posts.htm. He has also shared his 600 page ebook on the topic:

Downes, S. (2012). Connectivism and Connective Knowledge: Essays on meaning and learning networks. Stephen's Web: My eBook. Available http://www.downes.ca/files/Connective_Knowledge-19May2012.pdf


Vance curates on MOOCs here: http://www.scoop.it/t/edumooc

My last blog post on MOOCs specifically is here: http://advanceducation.blogspot.ae/2012/11/when-is-mooc-not-mooc-what-mooc-means.html

I've also drafted a book chapter entitled How connectivist learning reaches students through teacher professional development in which MOOCs figure quite heavily:



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