December 2010

Teaching & Learning

What is a MOOC?

MOOC is an acronym for Massive Open Online Course, and it seems like there are more popping up these day, primarily aimed at educators. Which is one of the reasons why I think Jim Groom’s DS 106 course on Digital Storytelling is an important evolution in the MOOC trail, blazed by people like Alec Corous, […]



I usually don’t write highly personal stuff about my work, but felt I just had to say this. Yesterday I had a reminder of how wonderful the people I work with are. Yesterday at 2pm I had my first interview for my thesis. I was planning on taking a late lunch and doing it over […]

Social Networks, Teaching & Learning

Network vs Community

A post by George Siemens on PLN’s earlier this week has really pushed my thinking about legitimate peripheral participation, lurking, and the differences between a learning network and a learning community with respect to social expectations and identity. I don’t like to think of myself as a ‘taker’, yet I do often consider myself a […]