Exploring how educators learn how to teach in massive open online courses

[This is a post about my PhD study on how educators learn how to teach in massive open online courses (moocs). My work is supervised by Dr. Doug Clow, Dr Rebecca Ferguson and Professor Allison Littlejohn. I am now in the final year of my PhD, and have completed the data collection, currently working on … Continue reading Exploring how educators learn how to teach in massive open online courses

Math-free intro: Descriptive statistics

Originally posted on Mittelmeier's Musings:
I’ve recently had some questions from more qualitative-minded researchers about resources for understanding the foundations of quantitative methods. In attempting to compile a few resources to share, I found it a bit frustrating that there were relatively few ‘theoretical,’ easy-to-understand materials for beginners in this area (read: math-free). While I… Continue reading Math-free intro: Descriptive statistics

Making the Production of Learning at Scale More Open and Flexible

Our poster paper with Rebecca Ferguson, Allison Littlejohn and Angela Coe on ‘Making the Production of Learning at Scale More Open and Flexible’ will be presented at the third annual meeting of the ACM Conference on Learning at Scale (April 25-26 at the University of Edinburgh, UK).  Professional learning is central for improvement, innovation and adoption … Continue reading Making the Production of Learning at Scale More Open and Flexible

MOOC on ALOHAF- Why do we seek superiority?

* ALOHAF stands for A life of  Happiness and Fulfillment In the 2nd session of the ALOHAF course, the ‘chasing superiority’ sin was discussed. People chase superiority: to get others approval to boost self-esteem to progress towards mastery to have autonomy Human beings are all to some degree, culpable of pursuing superiority and this starts from an … Continue reading MOOC on ALOHAF- Why do we seek superiority?

Peer Assessment in the ‘Life of Happiness and Fullfilment’ MOOC

Put this on the background and continue reading I completed the first session of the Life of Happiness and Fullfilment Course. The excersise that learners were asked to complete in the end of the session was to give their own definition of happiness and what makes them happy in the way they define it. They were then … Continue reading Peer Assessment in the ‘Life of Happiness and Fullfilment’ MOOC