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George Siemens on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and recent useful resources

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George Siemens, at the Technology Enhanced Knowledge Research Institute at Athabasca Universityhas been running “Massive Open Online Courses” (MOOCs). Howard Rheingold talks to him about what a MOOC is, how it works, and the educational philosophy behind it. Useful Resources (compiled by Whitney Kilgore) Anderson, T., & Dron, J. (2011). Three generations of distance education pedagogy . The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, Retrieved from http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/890/1663 deWaard, I., Abajian, S., Gallagher, M., Hogue, R., Keskin, N., Koutropoulos, A., and Rodriguez, O., (2011). Using mlearning and moocs to understand chaos, emergence, and complexity in education. The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 12(7), 94-115. Retrieved from http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/1046/2026 Downes, S. (2012, March 23). [Web log message]. Retrieved from http://halfanhour.blogspot.com/2012/03/education-as-platform-mooc-experience.html Fini, A., (2009). The Technological Dimension of a Massive Open Online Course: The Case of the CCK08 Course Tools. The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 10(5), 1-26. Retrieved from: http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/643/1402

Kop, R., & Carroll, F. (2011). Cloud computing and creativity: Learning on a massive open online course. European Journal of Open, Distance, and eLearning, Retrieved from http://www.eurodl.org/?article=457 Kop, R., Fournier, H., and Mak, J. (2011). A Pedagogy of Abundance or a Pedagogy to Support Human Beings?  Participant Support on Massive Open Online Courses. The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 12(7), 74-93. Retrieved from http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/1041/2025 Levy, D., and Schrire, S., (2012, June). The case of a massive open online course at a college of education. Paper presented at New Media Consortium Nmc summer conference, Boston, MA. Retrieved from http://conference.nmc.org/files/smkbMOOC.pdf Mak, W., Williams, R., & Mackness, J. (2010). Blogs and forums as communication and learning tools in a mooc. Paper presented at 7th international conference on networked learning 2010. Retrieved from http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fss/organisations/netlc/past/nlc2010/abstracts/PDFs/Mak.pdf McAuley, A., Stewart, B., Siemens, G., & Cormier, D. (2010). The mooc model for digital practice. (Master’s thesis, University of Prince Edward Island, Prince Edward Island, Canada). Retrieved from http://davecormier.com/edblog/wp-content/uploads/MOOC_Final.pdf

Mitra, S., Dangwal, R., Chatterjee, S., Jha, S., Bisht, R., & Kapur, P. (2005). Acquisition of computing literacy on shared public computers: Children and the “hole in the wall”. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 21(3), 407-426. Retrieved from http://www.ascilite.org.au/ajet/ajet21/mitra.html Rodriguez, C. (2012). Moocs and the ai-stanford like courses: Two successful and distinct course formats for massive open online courses. European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, Retrieved from http://www.eurodl.org/?p=current&article=516 Siemens, G. (2004, December 12). [Web log message]. Retrieved from http://www.elearnspace.org/Articles/connectivism.htm Small, G. W., Moody, T. D., Siddarth, P., & Bookheimer, S. (2009). Your brain on google: patterns of cerebral activation during internet searching. The American journal of geriatric psychiatry, 17(2), 116-126. Retrieved from http://www.psychologytoday.com/files/attachments/5230/136.pdf Williams, R., Karousou, R., and Mackness, J., (2011). Emergent Learning and Learning Ecologies in Web 2.0. The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 12(3), 39-59. Retrieved from http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/883/1686

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