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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Integrating Technology for Active Lifelong Learning (IT4ALL) is a network of educators that provides free and low-cost professional development courses on how to integrate web technologies into full and blended online learning (BOL) courses and workshops using Moodle and WizIQ.

The network provides courses on Moodle for Teachers, Moodle for Administrators, Sloodle for Moodle, Academic Writing, APA style, English Grammar, Learn English Online (LEO), Teaching Online, WizIQ Live Class, WebQuests, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), ESOL, Integrating Technology into the Classroom, Blogging, Teaching Online Business, Web 2.0 tools, Math, English and other subjects.

The staff at IT4ALL are volunteers, who are passionate about instruction and learning and making a difference in the world of online education. The network was founded by Dr. Nellie Deutsch in 2006. Dr. Nellie Deutsch (a Canadian instructional designer and curriculum development leader, who has been teaching English and integrating technology into her classes, and presenting, researching, writing, and providing consultation on Moodle for teachers. WebQuests, blended learning, and e-portfolios),

The team at Integrating Technology also organise online conferences such as the annual Connecting Online (CO09-CO14) and online Moodlemoot conference (MMMVC11-14).