Tag Archives: MOOCs

Being tongue-tied and speechless in higher education: implications for notions of (il)literacy #metaliteracy


In an earlier blog this year I shared my belief that I blog not because I necessarily want to or have extra time on my hands, but that I really feel compelled to blog. To stop blogging was, at that … Continue reading

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The Tower of Babel: MOOCs, Online Learning, and Language…


Machine translation may soon, under certain conditions, make concerns about the role of language in online learning and MOOCs obsolete (e.g., Google’s ‘Babel fish’ heralds future of translation). Though this will solve the issue of translation, it will still not … Continue reading

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Cattle in the mist: the promise of learning analytics (#CFHE12)


“If you have three pet dogs, give them names. If you have 10,000 head of cattle, don’t bother” (David Gelernter in Long & Siemens, 2011, p. 32). Once upon a time, education consisted of small, intimate Socratic circles where learners … Continue reading

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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it is… A reflection on higher education in flux (#OMDE)


[Image retrieved from http://www.wallpaperhere.com/Animals/Other/It_s_a_Bird_It_s_a_Plane_71751%5D Since humankind’s early days on the planet, we were interested in (and at times obsessed with) classifying animals, birds, vegetation and alas, fellow humans. Humankind’s survival depended on the ‘correct’ classification between dangerous and harmless snakes, … Continue reading

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