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Business Models for Online Education

Business Models for Online Education

The latest issue of the Online Journal of Distance Education Research has an article that tries to define a “3rd” university model. Rubin, B. (2013). University Business Models and Online Practices: A Third Way. Online Journal of Distance Education Administration, 16(1).  http://www.westga.edu/~distance/ojdla/spring161/rubin.html. This 3rd model for online university is not quite like the traditional campus based university that runs online programs […]

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MOOC pedagogy and accreditation

MOOC pedagogy and accreditation

Most of the cacophony of comments and posts about MOOCs and their disruptive potential has focused on their free cost to students, high enrolments, superstar teachers and high prestige Universities. Relatively little has been published, much less researched, about MOOC pedagogy. A thoughtful article by C. Osvaldo Rodriguez in EURODL mapped the evolution of the […]

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Interesting network analysis of a c-Mooc

Interesting network analysis of a c-Mooc

Thanks to Stephen Downes for this link on OLDaily to a short 15 second video from CBlissMath  illustrating the connectivity of participants in a c-MOOC. In this case the MOOC was CMC11, which described itself as a connectivist MOOC that focuses on sharing and building knowledge on connectivism and PLE’s. Unlike x-MOOCs such as sponsored by CoursEra, MITx […]

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Open Access Publishing

Open Access Publishing

Thanks to our colleagues at University of Leicester, all of the recordings from tthe Follow the Sun 2012 online conference are now available for viewing and for embedding into blogs or web sites. Below is the talk, with powerfpoint slides, that I presented on Open Access Publishing.   video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player

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A problem with educational research publishing is that most of the most highly rated peer-reviewed journals are closed access, and though most are accessible to me through our library, I try as much as possible not to contribute to journals that are not available as open access. Especially in education, there are too many potential […]

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