A few of us from NGLCs presentation “MOOCs: open online courses as levers for change in higher education”
by George Siemens on MOOCs were passing around a few URLs, and I
thought it would be handy to have some of them in one place. This is not
meant to be exhaustive but please drop me a note in the comments if you
have a link to add.
Some MOOC Links
- MOOC News & Reviews
They have a fairly complete definition of MOOCs. A very useful site.
- MOOCs: A systematic review of the literature 2008-2012. from the International Review of Research in Distance and Open Learning, Athabasca University
- Massive List of MOOC Resources, Lit, and Literati
is a great hub of research for MOOCs. Lets get this into a wiki! If you
review these links, you still get the impression that MOOCs are
completely undefined because it includes discussions of Khan Academy
which I would argue does not belong on a page about MOOCs. This page is
useful because it speaks to the fact that MOOCs are still in a defining
- Lisa Lane’s “Three Kinds of MOOCs“
- Stephen Downe’s MOOC.ca page.
This has links to relevant articles, resources and a call for curators of MOOC lore.
- David Cormier’s Description of MOOCs
An enthusiastic vision of MOOCs. I like this simple “Common Craft” definition of MOOCs.
- The MoocGuide Wiki. Stephen Downes‘ also has a Google Docs version of this.
is a useful gude on how to roll your own MOOC. There are 42 members to
this wiki so it has a good chance of being a living document.
- Join a MOOC.
This site has a listing for MOOCs – something I think we really need.
site is “is devoted to documenting significant initiatives relating to
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), digital badges, and similar
alternative educational projects.”
- Howard Rheingold’s Interview with George Siemen’s on MOOCs
This is a good introduction to MOOCs
- Inge DeWardes’ 3 part article on setting up a MOOC
I am using her book (yes, I actually paid for a book) to explore setting up a MOOC here at Humboldt State University. I
am interested in MOOCs from the instructional design perspective. I
think that there are ways to set MOOCs up so that even the so-called
“unmotivated” student or students with little experience with online
learning can be successful. That will be part of another post.
- The MOOC Model for Digital Practice
This was authored by Alexander McAuley, Bonnie Stewart, George Siemens and Dave Cormier.
- Groupwork advice for MOOC providers by George Siemens.
- Stephen Downes: Connectivism, Online Learning, and the MOOC
- How MOOCs are derailing Open Education: George Siemens ICDE World Conference keynote