Sunday, October 14, 2012

Designing, Developing, and Running (Massive) Open Online Courses


George Siemens is a writer, theorist, speaker, and researcher on learning, networks, technology, analytics and visualization, openness, and organizational effectiveness in digital environments.[1] He is the author of the article Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age and the book Knowing Knowledge - an exploration of the impact of the changed context and characteristics of knowledge.
In 2008, Siemens and Stephen Downes designed and taught an online, open course (also known as a Massive open online course, or MOOC) reported as a "landmark in the small but growing push toward 'open teaching.'"

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