How to measure leaning without tests, quizzes, essays, deadlines and exams in the MOOC environment? I now spent months returning to the Coursera platform to view videos just for fun and the thrill of joy was in my heart still as I watched Prof. Idan Segev (the David & Inez Myers Professor in Computational Neuroscience … Read more
Suggestions for Coursera content quality control and sudden ideas for Coursera satellite start ups … MentorU I believe there are Coursera students who completed some of the Ivy level courses (either online via Coursera and via other MOOCs, or offline on Campus at different colleges and universities) and would be willing to become “peer MOOC … Read more
I have been asked about the challenges that Coursera-like MOOC models face in Developing Countries. In fact thank you for the interesting questions that you send me via e-mail (each time from international readers I have never met and I have never spoken to, but we are interested in the same issues), several of my … Read more
He says among other things (in his article “The Digital Skeptic: Online Education Fails Economics“): “Like other hip, free Web brands, the service has passionate advocates. “Coursera is the change I have been waiting for in online higher education for 10 years,” a Columbia University grad named Regina Saphier, who blogs about the service, told … Read more
The TED conference live stream started over 2 hours ago and here are my live blog notes from TED Global 2013! 4 days of intellectual enjoyment as it happens.
For the last couple of days, I have been live blogging TED Long Beach, and this is something that I have done for years. If you are interested in what happened at TED Long Beach this year, last year and the year before, go and read My TED Blog.
My Coursera Manifesto. How the death of open-Internet activist Aaron Swartz, the viral Warren video, Coursera and you demanding the best courses relate to each other, and how your Coursera experience is a political statement. Thank you Carol E. for confirming my opinion (that I posted on Saturday via my Facebook wall) that Elizabeth Warren … Read more
How NOT to “deliver” an online course via Coursera: E-Learning and Digital Cultures from the University of Edinburgh
A couple of new courses started just now on Coursera. I had a look at five and have things to say about two of them, again, one bad, one good… This time they are not from the same US university (the University of Pennsylvania), rather one from Europe, and one from Canada. I did not … Read more
Students of most countries! Embrace MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) and ignore your country’s education policies, unless you live in Finland. People in the business of education are already being heavily challenged by MOOCs all over the world. For example in Hungary, I am really just amused by the politicized fighting about what should be … Read more
I completed all my Gamification coursework (4 tests, 3 essays, 15 peer reviews, forum discussions, and even the final exam) via Coursera today (produced by The Wharton School of Business at The University of Pennsylvania in the US). This fun and educational Gamification course was 6 weeks long, excellent and completely free. (As usual, my … Read more
Here is my Coursera profile, with the complete list of my selected courses. Right now I have insight into six Coursera courses, and clearly the best course is Gamification, and the best professor is Kevin Werbach. Just posted this today via the Gamification Group on Facebook: “Well, I observed six courses via Coursera and for … Read more
I just had to post this on the Coursera Gamification facebook group wall: “My complete second essay, edited with bold key words, all of my second essay peer review efforts (I have done all 5), and my self evaluation is completely lost in the system, after I submitted them days ago…???? The page is totally … Read more
Just got the news, that in accordance with my expectations, Columbia University (my alma mater) is joining Coursera, among many other wonderful and wold class universities. I hope that Columbia is going to offer many more courses soon, because right now the two offer options are rather minimal… A letter from Coursera today announced: “… … Read more
The second paragraph is my initial comparative post that I used to start a discussion about two Coursera professors, Kearns and Werbach, and their (respectively) unsuccessful and immediately successful adjustment to the pioneering Coursera MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) platform. It is not about these two people, not a personal thing, it is about my … Read more
“As Courserians, we should act as if having dinner in a fine all you can eat running sushi restaurant… Eat what you like. Do not eat, what you do not like.” This is my line from a Coursera facebook group discussion (started and moderated by me under Gamification). I am going to write about my … Read more