Wednesday 10 October 2012

True History of #MOOC with mixed panel by Steve Hargadon

Steve Hargadon is famous for his Future of Education series in which he focuses on a number of educational changes and evolutions. He does this by interviewing a variety of educators, researchers and enthusiasts.

In one of his latest shows he got together a panel of MOOC pioneers to talk about what is the difference between a cMOOC and a xMOOC (connectivist MOOC (the so called cMOOC) and a xMOOC based on more behaviorist approaches).
The panel consisted of Dave Cormier is an educational activist, researcher, online community advocate and the Manager of Web Communications and Innovations at the University of Prince Edward Island. He has published on open education, Rhizomatic Learning, MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), Digital Identity, and practical classroom uses of virtual worlds.
Dr. Alec Couros is a Professor of educational technology and media at the Faculty of Education, University of Regina. He has given hundreds of workshops and presentations, nationally and internationally, on topics such as openness in education, networked learning, social media in education, digital citizenship, and critical media literacy. His graduate and undergraduate courses help current and future educators understand how to use and take advantage of the educational potential offered by the tools of connectivity.
Stephen Downes works for the National Research Council of Canada where he has served as a Senior Researcher, based in Moncton, New Brunswick, since 2001. Affiliated with the Learning and Collaborative Technologies Group, Institute for Information Technology, Downes specializes in the fields of online learning, new media, pedagogy and philosophy.
Carol Yeager: I am a practicing artist as well as a life long learner. I have been associated with SUNY since 1989. For 8 years I was traveling and teaching for ESC's International Programs in Europe, Greece and Lebanon. In addition to my life and travel as an artist, and my work with SUNY, I can also be found working on Broadway shows in Manhattan from time to time. I discovered long ago that moving targets are hard to hit - so I keep moving!! In my spare time I have been, to name a few other pursuits, a magazine editor, a designer, real estate agent, writer, paralegal, painter, carpenter and a farmer ... I have recently completed another graduate degree, an MS, through the ICSC program in Creativity and Change Leadership at SUNY/Buffalo State. Expanding my horizons as a life long learner offers great adventure now and for the future.
And myself.... Inge (Ignatia) de Waard.

Recordings: The full Blackboard Collaborate recording is at and a portable .mp3 recording is at
Because it is a Blackboard Collaborate recording, you will need to look at it with a Flash enabled device or computer. 

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