To celebrate five years of Daily Edventures, we’re sharing some of our favorite posts. This Daily Edventure was originally published on September 6, 2012. To Vicki Davis – teacher, blogger and parent – the future of education depends on one very simple action: sharing. “My Mom was a business education teacher (like me) and taught me to type, so at 130 words per minute, it doesn’t take me long to share,” says Davis.
Sharing ideas, innovative teaching, empowerment and encouragement is at the heart of Davis’ work as a teacher, author and her award-winning blog, Cool Cat Teacher (voted the Edublog Best Teachers Blog in 2008, just one amongst a long list of awards).… Visit the author's original post
Massive Open Online Courses – What Would You Like to Learn?
The New York Times christened 2012 the year of the MOOC and there was massive hype around the launch of services such as edX and Coursera around this time. However, as we near the end of 2015 the word MOOC is heard less often, so has it gone away? The short answer is no but the entire concept of MOOCs is evolving and major differences are appearing between the US and Europe in relation to their potential role within education.… Visit the author's original post
What is available?
MOOCs or Massive Open Online Courses have been all the rage for the past few years with some claiming that they will disrupt our existing model of higher education and open education to the masses. Well that has not happened as yet but they are certainly opening up new opportunities for learning, particularly for professionals and that includes teachers.
We must remember that MOOCs are relatively new and that 2012 is often viewed as the Year of the MOOC, so we are really only at the beginning of this journey.… Visit the author's original post