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Moocs and Open Course Models

November 2nd, 2008 by Graham Attwell

Its a busy time for events – tommorow is the latest of our on-line Evolve seminars.

This month it’s about Moocs and Open Course Models

When: 3rd November 2008, at 1800 UK Time (check your local time here)

Where: Elluminate (enter here)

Speaker: Dave Cormier, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada

Dave will be speaking about his experiences, so far, of the CCK MOOC and touch on the technological platforms being used to support participants, the tensions that exist within the course design and the peer support models that are being embraced. Within this discussion he will interweave some of his perspectives and theories around education and attempt to place the course into the context of other open courses being taught around the world.

More about our guest speaker:

Dave is well known as an innovative thinker, active researcher and practitioner in the field of the technology enhanced learning. His major research interests include the tracking and development of educational technology, the examination of planned and unplanned online communities, and open-source multiuser virtual environments (MUVEs). His most recent work has been the development of the concept of rhizomatic education and the community as curriculum. He is also one of the main discussion leaders on the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) – Connectivism and Connected Knowledge (CCK) – with George Siemens and Stephen Downes.

3 Responses to “Moocs and Open Course Models”

  1. Jason says:

    Was this session archived? If so, please do post the link!

  2. Graham Attwell says:

    Yes – we have it archived but there is a problem with the file. We are hoping to get sorted out and have it online in next day

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