Elaborating on my metaphors about MOOCs

During these winter I kept on thinking about the learner's experience of quality within MOOCs. I'm astonished that till now the discourses about quality are all tighthen to the (doubtless) videos with charismatic academics communicating (somehow) the own institutional brand. I wrote and wrote and wrote and wrote about my experiences. I also listened to … Continue reading Elaborating on my metaphors about MOOCs

Cultural contexts of learning and MOOCs: open questions

As  my phenomenological narration about this experience shows me, designing effective massive online course has to do with many variables, that the "cocktail" for every learner could end in a very different situation with regard to the descriptions of MOOC effectiveness done by their promoters. I'm not saying those principles cannot be realized, and I'm … Continue reading Cultural contexts of learning and MOOCs: open questions

My MOOC life: first reactions to #CFHE12

I had been curious about MOOCs since 2011, but my time hadn't come yet. One month ago, my chinese colleague started an experience with COURSERA just because she couldn't analyze, for her phD research, some courses in Italian.  We work through a qualitative approach in our research activities, so she started to write and share … Continue reading My MOOC life: first reactions to #CFHE12

CIAMTE 2012: aprender en red, haciendo.

Recibo un buen día de Mayo del año en curso una notificaciòn de parte del Profesor Josè Antonio Jerònimo Montes (Universidad Autònoma de Mèxico) sobre la apertura de convocatorias para el Congreso Iberoamericano de Aprendizaje en Red, que se realizarìa en Mèxico DF del 12 al 14 de Septiembre. Este año, considerando mi intensa actividad … Continue reading CIAMTE 2012: aprender en red, haciendo.

Another networked experience

The National Awareness Session in…Venice, Rome, Turin, Udine: ITALY! In a pleasant afternoon, five of us (from University Ca’ Foscari group) had our first meeting to start talking and promoting ALICE activities (from training to experimental activities with adults), as it was the goal and strategy of the National Awareness sessions. But our group is … Continue reading Another networked experience

Edusummit, 2 days to encounter the world of educational technologies

I took part of this important event in June 2011. Building a Global Community of Policy-Makers, Educators, and Researchers to Move Education into the Digital Age   70 leading researchers, policy makers and educators, spanning six continents, gathered in The Hague in The Netherlands for the first EDUsummIT in 2009. Their primary goals were to: … Continue reading Edusummit, 2 days to encounter the world of educational technologies