We’re joined for a chat with Giulia Forsythe, Nancy White, and Zach Davis to talk about the role of the social artist in learning communities and how visual artistry as well as other social artistry can help bridge communities of practice and engage users.
Quite possibly the largest MOOC ever with 145,000 students has begun at Stanford and Tim Owens is participating within that group. In this episode he gives viewers a look at the interface and Jim and Tim talk about some of the potential pitfalls and downsides of trying to scale a community of that size to create meaningful discussion and interaction. Oh yeah, and there’s badges!
The folks facilitating the Change MOOC, George Siemens, Stephen Downes, and Dave Cormier have had multiple issues with finding a service that would provide a quality synchronous session for a large group of users. When they reached out to their network to ask for advice, DTLT thought it would only be appropriate to share the knowledge we’ve gained from working on DTLT Today and broadcasting it live every day from our office. In this episode we have a chat with them about our idea for taking the Change MOOC to the next level with high-quality presentations and backchannels.
In the spring of this year Grant Potter built a community-run radio station as part of the #ds106 digital storytelling MOOC. Since then live and mobile broadcasting has been added, a conference line running on a PBX system was added, and an 888 number is in the works for calling in. None of this comes free and it was time for the community to gather and raise money for this cause. After a full day of fundraising the group at DTLT with many special guests comes together for the final show and tally.
Andy Rush joins Tim and Jim to talk about the world of MOOCs, Massive Open Online Courses. Where is the value in them, who are they for, and what are some of the exciting models that are taking shape in that space. If you’re at all curious about how online learning can be different, make sure to check this episode out!