About Open in MOOC

kerkdeur“Open in the sense that all of the work gets done in areas that make the work accessible for people to read and reflect and make comment on.

The course is open in the sense that you can go ahead and take the course without paying for it
you might pay for getting credit from the institution, but you are not paying for participating in the course.

It’s also open in the sense that the work done in the course is shared between all the people taking it. The material put together by the facilitators, the work done by the participants it’s all negotiated in the open. You get to keep your work and everyone else gets to learn from it.” (Steve Mackenzie in http://learnadoodledastic.blogspot.nl/2013/04/are-you-participating-in-mooc-or.html citing Dave Cormier)

This third point is one of the reasons why I try to store comments and work in this blog, even if I did publish the work in other places. I did publish my Make in the Make-Bank of #clmooc (http://blog.nwp.org/clmooc/2013/06/17/make-your-avatar-as-an-introduction-in-clmooc/) and did post in this blog https://connectiv.wordpress.com/2013/06/17/make-your-avatar-as-an-introduction-in-clmooc/

This blog is intended to be a history of my work in MOOCS. It is a collection. And because work published in some MOOC-websites is not saved forever, I prefer to copy some work to this blog. You and me as a reader could read and use it even if MOOS repositories with comments and work are closed down .

6 thoughts on “About Open in MOOC

  1. Reblogged this on Live & Learn! and commented:
    I agree! I am writing a weekly reflection during the course of each MOOC in order to focus my thoughts at the time and remember them when the course is closed. I am using the category MOOC Storytelling for these posts because they are more often my reactions rather than course assignments or projects.

  2. Thanks for this post.

    Another part of “open” that I think is important for MOOCs is being openly licensed (as your blog is – yay!). #clmooc is licensed under a Creative Commons CC BY license, which means that anyone can reuse, remix, and redistribute its contents as long as they attribute the source. Contributors to our “make bank” also have the option to open license their contributions.

    Being openly networked is an important part of connected learning!

  3. I like the idea of Storytelling, to make a story of your thoughts and the things you read, is the only way to restructure knowledge and learn. If you do not make it your own story you do not remember, and cannot think about it.

  4. OK, thank you for your comment. Networking is also commenting and replying. In blogs the comments are kind of connections to blogs of other people, and to ideas.

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