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Last Tuesday we had Zoe’s presentation; Interesting and full of useful info. She is full of energy and ideas. Loved every minute of it.

Here are questions Alec gave us to think about.

  • What are your thoughts so far on open & networked learning?

Although this way of learning seems to be unintuitive to me, I like it. I acquire new skills, play with new tools and get in touch with colleagues from around the world, what more can I ask for?

I believe open type delivery courses will be used more and more often in high, undergraduate and graduate schools in the future. Effectiveness and affordability of existing tools and emergence of new ones will make it more attractive for institutions and students.

  • What are the pros and cons of this type of learning experience?

Pros:

We are lectured and counseled by top experts in their fields. It will be hard to achieve something like that with another type of course delivery.

Newly obtained skills are used for numerous tasks (we are scoring high according to Bloom’s taxonomy).

Cons:

Usually I dedicate time for specific tasks; it doesn’t work well in this class…

  • How can we improve this learning experience?

Honestly, I don’t have enough data to give any suggestions, yet.

  • Does any of this inform the way you teach or learn (or could/should teach and learn)?

I am using some of the discussed systems and planning to put into action “course meeting and exchange place” – Wiki-based and available to everyone.

How do you see future of courses like ours?

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One Comment

  1. This week is Open Access Week and you may be interested in the upcoming AU presentation about “Massive Open Online” Courses. For more information, go to http://openaccess.athabascau.ca/events.php


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