Learning2gether Episode 166
Fabrizio Bartoli, Lucia Bartolotti, Claude Almansi, Luisella Mori and others discuss their recent cMOOC ltis13
Recording in Bb Collaborate / Elluminate http://learningtimesevents.org/webheads/
Fabrizio Bartoli, Lucia Bartolotti, Claude Almansi, Luisella Mori, and 480 others recently participated in a MOOC, more specifically a “cMOOC” (as described here )
- Here is a good description of the ltis13 MOOC
- #ltis13 on Twitter https://twitter.com/search/realtime?q=%23ltis13&src=hash
Lucia writes: “Our ten-week cMOOC has just closed, with the collective decision to go on as a community, with new group initiatives springing out of it.
A few interesting figures about the success of the cMOOC can be read here; those of you who can read some Italian can access some more detail through this poster, which was prepared for a Conference on Universities and Life-long Learning.”
Meantime you can learn the interesting story of how this event transpired by reading the comments at this blog post:
Thank you so much for the great meeting and for having already posted
its recordings on your blog. I’m attaching the saved chat – slightly
edited version (1) in http://piratepad.net/learning2gether-ltis13 .
(This contains Claude’s running commentary and translation in Italian of what we said during the session)
Re the mapping tools of #ltis13:
– https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3592556/ltis13.opml is the OPML
file that can be imported in a aggregator to see updates in our blogs
and their comments
– https://groups.diigo.com/group/ltis13 is the Diigo group where we
share, tag and discuss our bookmarks.
Yesterday, on the basis of the CC-BY-SA license in
<https://learning2gether.net/2013/06/18/about-learning2gether/>, I took
the liberty to upload an .ogg version of your .mp3 recording of the
session in <https://archive.org/details/learning2gether_cmoocltis13>
so that the recording can be collaboratively “subtitled” in
(direct link to the beginning of English subs:
Amara doesn’t process mp3 files any longer.
Amara remains an interesting tool for language learning activities,
though less so than when it was called Universal Subtitles, because
its developers have curtailed some heterodox uses since the change of
name – which coincided with their financing themselves with pro
services: pro customers apparently don’t like to have N subtitle
tracks for the same language :D. And it’s become more bug-prone too.
Nonetheless, I’ve set up small activities with it within 2 of Andreas
Formiconi’s online courses: #ltis13 and the former #linf12, and both
times, the participants involved found it very easy to master, even
though they had no previous subtitling experience. In the #linf12
instance, what triggered the activity was a post by Andreas about the
Cloud with three rather technical video tutorials that several
participants found hard to understand.
Also earlier this week:
Sat June 22 1400 GMT – Nellie Deutsch interviews Bryan Alexander on Moodle MOOC
Thomas Hodgers writes: I was able to see and hear both you and Bryan throughout todays presentation Week 4: MOOCs & Ubiquitous Computing, but the Recording of the session has … no video or voice for Bryans presentation. I hope somebody was able to record everything!
Nellie’s special guest for this session is Dr. Bryan Alexander (according to Nellie, accredited with coining the MOOC). Dr. Alexander will be discussing online learning vs. ubiquitous computing.
How does learning change as we enter the era of ubiquitous computing? What does the MOOC furor tell us about emerging education? It is possible that we will have to rethink many aspects of schooling, from information architecture to academic labor. Institutional learning may suffer a classic economic disruption, or it may transform into a new, networked entity.In the presentation, Dr. Alexander and the participants will examine drivers of change, along with several possible futures.