Alt-Ed is devoted to documenting significant initiatives relating to Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), digital badges, and similar alternative educational projects.
Gerry-Thanks for all your alted posts on Web4Lib. Much of what you post is germane to my research area.I'm starting to incorporate badges (albeit probably a bit poorly) into my course site - but at UW-Madison, not international. The class starts June 19th, so there isn't a whole lot of activity yet. Feel free to peruse learn.thecorkboard.orgI imagine you were looking for institutional badge programs, but there's something to be said about course badges as motivational tools.~Kyle Jones~
Hi Gerry,I've only found US and Canadian MOOCs so far, I'm in Australia and I don't think they're even on the radar here. If you know of anyone researching this area in Australia I would be very interested for my own research.-Paul Sijpkes
Hello!Perhaps you already know about the initiative at the University of Prince Edward Island in Canada: MOOC.ca. Also, the UPEI launched an "x" site based roughly on MOOCs: xpu.ca. More details on my "work" blog: http://outfind.ca/2012/04/16/moocs-and-open-education/Kind regards,Olivier CharbonneauAssociate Librarian, Concordia University (Montréal)www.outfind.ca / www.culturelibre.ca
I have two pieces from Germany:1) Open Course (hashtags: #opco11 & #opco12)A mooc in it's second year on the "future of learning" and "trends in e-learning"http://blog.studiumdigitale.uni-frankfurt.de/opco11/http://opco12.de/2) (Blended) Open Course Workplace Learning 2011 (hashtag: #ocwl11)An offline university course open to online participants. Very interesting!!!http://ocwl11.wissensdialoge.de/http://ocwl11.wissensdialoge.de/das-konzept-open-blended-course/ (concept overview in German; contact: Dr. Johannes Moskaliuk, http://tinyurl.com/ocwl11-johannes)
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