Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs): Why the Change? 

Presented by:Dr. Nellie Deutsch


Friday, August 17 2012| 4:00 PM (EST)

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Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) began with the idea of connecting for learning via personal learning environments (PLEs) using blogs, wikis, google groups, and Moodle.
According to Wikipedia, the term MOOC is said to have started in 2008 by Dave Cormier and Bryan Alexander "in response to an open online course designed and lead by George Siemens and Stephen Downes" (wikipedia).

However, MOOCs have changed from the idea of connecting with others for learning to the more traditional content delivery format as demonstrated by Khan's Academy, MIT's and Standford.

The presenter has participated in MOOCs since 2008. She will discuss the transition of the MOOC from having an active learning format to what they are today - content sharing and teaching to the masses.

Language of instruction: English

Keywords: mmvc12, mooc, massive open online courses

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About Dr. Nellie Deutsch @IT4ALL

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Integrating Technology for Active Lifelong Learning or IT4ALL is an organization that provides free to low cost programs on how to integrate technology into blended, fully online, and face-to-face learning environments. IT4ALL has a WizIQ organization account. IT4ALL hosts all their free programs such as Moodle MOOCs, Healthy Living and Sustainable MOOCs, Second Life MOOCs, Connecting Online conferences (2009-15), Moodle MOOTs (2011-2015), Spring and Fall Blog Festivals (SBF/FBF), webinars, and online courses on WizIQ and on Moodle for Teachers (website).

IT4ALL is run by Dr. Nellie Deutsch an education technology & marketing consultant.

Nellie Deutsch (Ed.D) combines teaching as a way to learn, education technology, and mindfulness. She’s internationally known as a relationship-based coach, mentor, consultant, researcher, author, speaker, community builder, expert in educational technology for fully online and blended learning programs using Moodle, WizIQ, Google drive and active learning presentation tools that focus on teaching as a way to learn.

Her speaking engagements include technology for instruction and learning, collaborative learning, mindfulness, self-compassion, and authenticity. She organizes MOOCs, free online conferences, webinars, and courses for educators worldwide. She’s been teaching English as a foreign language in high school and higher education for 35 years. She is faculty at Atlantic University Masters of Arts in transpersonal leadership studies fully online .