My MOOC Transcript

Here are the MOOCs I have taken, as well as a brief description of my experience. The most recent are at the top.

This page is currently in progress…I have been involved in so many MOOCs at this point. It will take awhile to compile them all!

Internet Technology, History, and Security

Provider: Coursera
Start Date: March, 2013
Status: Completed!

CNSoMe

Provider: Canvas Network
Start Date: ?
Status: Disengaged

Learning Analytics and Knowledge

Provider: Canvas Network
Start Date: February 10, 2013
Status: Disengaged

E-learning and Digital Cultures

Provider: Coursera
Start Date:
Status: Disengaged

OER 101

Provider: Coursesites (Blackboard)
Status: In progress

Fundamentals of Online Education: Planning and Application

Provider: Coursera
Instructor: Fatimah Wirth, Georgia Tech
Start Date: January 28, 2013 (6 weeks)
Status: Suspended (due to issues with course design)

This is the only MOOC I have enrolled in that did not run the entire course. The instructor, Fatimah Wirth of Georgia Tech, explained that the course was being suspended so that they could make improvements to the course. This was a smart move, in my opinion, because the course had issues with a group assignment from the beginning. A Google Spreadsheet was supposed to be the mechanism for signing up, but the document quickly became useless as students deleted portions and removed other students from their groups. The course team made several attempts to rectify the issue, even providing the option for students to be assigned a group by the instructional team, but there was a great deal of negativity in the forums about the requirement for group assignments, in the first place.

I look forward to participating in the revised version of the course!

MOOCMOOC

Provider: Canvas Network
Instructor: 
Start Date: 
Status: Completed! 🙂

This MOOC was a little crazy. There wasn’t much formal interaction – it was mostly up to individual students to work or collaborate outside of Canvas. This is unfortunate, since I also wanted to use this MOOC to get to know Canvas!

My favorite part of the experience was the first activity: Collaboratively writing a Google doc about what learning means in Higher Ed and how MOOCs fit into that. I will add the link another time.

Calculus: Single Variable

Provider: Coursera
Status: Gave up

The approach to calculus in this course was really interesting. Unfortunately, I gave up when I realized the first quiz included Taylor Series. Having taken Calculus during my undergraduate experience, I knew I would not want to work on that so early, so I gave up.

Game Theory

Provider: Coursera
Instructor: 
Start Date: 
Status: Gave up

I gave up on this one because I realized that I did not understand what Game Theory actually is. I got through the first quiz, however. This was a fairly traditional xMOOC – quizzes, homework, and lecture.

Designing an Exemplary Course

Provider: Coursesites (Blackboard)
Status: Completed! 🙂

Social Network Analysis

Provider: Coursera
Instructor: Lada
Status: Completed! 🙂

Gamification

Provider: Coursera
Instructor: Kevin Werbach, University of Pennsylvania
Start Date: August 27, 2012 (6 weeks)
Status: Completed! 🙂

This was a well-planned and very well-produced course. I was impressed by the quality of the instructional videos – probably the best of all of the courses I have taken thus far (2/4/13). The lectures were thought-provoking, the quizzes were challenging but educative, and the peer-graded assignments were quite active. The peer assignments required you to apply the concepts from the lecture to a real-world game-design scenario. While I imagine I would have received more insightful feedback if a faculty member were grading the assignments, I felt that the peer feedback was still very helpful. It was also very accurate – I rushed through one assignment, and all three evaluators marked me down appropriately.

Instructional Ideas and Technology Tools for Online Success

Provider: Coursesites (Blackboard)
Instructor: Curtis Bonk
Status: Completed! 🙂

Last updated: 2/11/2013

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