Category Archives: MOOC

Capitalism and Freire

  Indeed, the interests of the oppressors lie in “changing the consciousness of the oppressed,  not the situation which oppresses them”; for the more the oppressed can be led to adapt to that situation, the more easily they can be dominated. (Simone de Beauvoir, … Continue reading

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#ocTEL week 0: Big and Little Questions

Another day, another MOOC, this time ocTEL 2014, the MOOC run by ALT.  As ever, I’m just signing up to see what it’s like, and actually wondering whether these low level activities are good for me or whether (probably) I’d … Continue reading

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BlendKit2014 week 1

I’ve just realised that I@ve sugned up for another MOOC, this one called: Blendkit2014, becoming a blended designer.  I’m not sure how much time I’ll give to this, it’s not gripping me so far, but here goes… For the first … Continue reading

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Moocaholic

My name is Sarah and I am a MOOCaholic Only joking, well sort of. This post has been brewing for a while and it’s been sparked off again by some discussions in our #rhizo14 Facebook group.  I posted a link … Continue reading

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The Lunatics are taking over the Asylum

Week 6 came to an end.  The roller coaster that was #rhizo14 had ended.  We sat, twiddling our thumbs, not quite knowing what to do.  Some got their coats and drifted away, others of us sat warming our hands over … Continue reading

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The privilege of academia

Cath Ellis published a post on her blog yesterday encouraging everybody in #rhizo14 to read the introduction to D&G.  I read her post and sympathised with her because it can be frustrating to hear people talk about a topic they … Continue reading

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On Cheating

In the introductory video to #rhizo14 Dave Cormier talks about cheating and asks how this might be usefully applied to learning.  He defines cheating as taking an answer that is not mine, and discusses in a bit more detail some … Continue reading

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#rhizo14 week 1

I’ve signed up for a rhizomatic course about rhizomatic learning and I’m loving it so far.  The first video talked about “cheating” and collaboration, and immediately sparked thoughts about Jigsaw learning (which readers may remember is a technique I use in my … Continue reading

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Dichotomies

I like making lists, and I also like making tables.  I know that the world’s not really black and white, but I taking an idea and looking at it in two ways – I like dichotomies.  I’ve been playing around … Continue reading

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Rhizomatic MOOCS?

Anyone who knows me (probably) knows that I’m very taken with Deleuze and Guattari’s idea that knowledge is rhizomatic, not arborescent (think strawberry, not tree).  I’ve been thinking a lot about MOOCs over the last few weeks, and writing some … Continue reading

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