A MOOC is a Massive Open Online Course. It is a gathering of participants, of people willing to jointly exchange information and collaboratively enhance their knowledge.
Over 10,000 learners worldwide have participated in MOOCs on a variety of topics. MOOCs appeal to knowledge workers, trainers, and teachers. Why? Because MOOCs enable a high-end knowledge exchange to occur. It is a learning that fits expert training, interdisciplinary learning, ad hoc education — any type of learning that allows information to flow within a network of peers.
Many Thanks to Theresa Welch, an E-Learning Advisor working for the Regional Support Centre (RSC), West Midlands who wrote the following on her wobble blog on Thursday, 23 June 2011
“Earlier this year, myself and Jason Curtis (our Learning Technologist), initiated a new Mobile Project which aimed to explore and potentially increase the use of mobile technologies in the work based learning sector. This involved awarding successful bidders small amounts of funding which could be used to buy mobile devices that would enhance aspects of the learner journey. The eleven successful applicants that were chosen to take part have now purchased and evaluated their chosen mobile devices and reported their findings back to us. The report below summarises what these providers found, highlighting what technology they bought, what were the main challenges, what benefits were gained and what their plans are now after using their chosen device. Click the image for the report.
The illustration below offers a snapshot of what was bought by the group and shows just how varied their choice of technology was. (Click the image to enlarge.)
More details and full project information is now available on our supporting project wiki page. This includes a snapshot of who bought what and why.We hope you find our findings useful in your own technology choices.
To read more of Wobble click here.”