|George Siemens at TEDxNYED. (Wikipedia)|
A few of us from today’s NGLC 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 us a note in the comments if you have a link to add.
- Massive List of MOOC Resources, Lit, and Literati
This 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 process.
- 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.
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.
This 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 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!
Okay here is a bonus 10th:
- The MOOC Model for Digital Practice
This was authored by Alexander McAuley, Bonnie Stewart, George Siemens and Dave Cormier.