IHAQ#4 – K-12 MOOC’s: Possibilities and Challenges

I Have a Question#4
April 27, 2014

Featured Question: From +Paul Allison
What would a K-12 MOOC have in it? What connections would it nurture?
Would teachers codesign it with students? Do they exist?

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I’m sure Verena Roberts will be interested in that topic!! πŸ™‚
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Cathy Evanoff

 

 

 
Hello all!
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Hey Folks
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Hi Cathy
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Peggy George

 

 

 
Hi Cathy! How great to see you!!!
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Peggy George

 

 

 
Hi Jose!
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and Peggy
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Peggy George

 

 

 
slowly the gang is regrouping and reconnecting πŸ™‚ love it!
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Welcome to the club Paul…
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a trying school year πŸ™‚
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I agree… Windows not that cool
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Peggy George

 

 

 
always great to be in sessions with you Paul!!!
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I heard something about Windows 8.
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IΒ΄m reading Graham StanleyΒ΄s blog post on Sugata right now
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Greetings all.
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Hi Jeff.. Dave.. Paul
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and meditating as well
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Hi Carol
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and Maria
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Hola Jose ..
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Hola
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saludos desde Los Angeles
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I thought I saw a tweet from Bon Stewart about talking K12 and MOOCs. Am in the right place?
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Hi Ben.
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Yes Ben welcom
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*welcome
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Hi! It’s been a while… but I’m happy to be here tonight. Glad I’m still on your radar Jeff.
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Greeting Jose!
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Loved your flick, Dave … Oscar rocks as a filmmaker!
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Hi Kathy..
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Hi Jose
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Cathy Evanoff

 

 

 
I want to know about Oscar
10 hours ago
Cathy Evanoff

 

 

 
and filmmaking?
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Peggy George

 

 

 
Hi Kathy and Carol πŸ™‚
10 hours ago
Hi Peggy
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And Hi to Cathy
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So my question is, does Sal Kahn have anything good to offer that could be configured within a K12 MOOC>
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Oscar made a cool stop motion film of some lego chsracter seeking lobster as a reward after slaying a monster πŸ˜‰
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Peggy George

 

 

 
I haven’t seen that! I’m sure it’s amazing!
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I was pleased to see Stephen Hurley share a new website for Canadian educators http://standingintheway.ca
10 hours ago
Cathy Evanoff

 

 

 
yes, it was VA
9 hours ago
Hi, folks … sorry I was late … crash and reboot πŸ™‚
9 hours ago
What if there was an ability to self select a MOOC in HS as an elective, an independent study.
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Hi Jennifer
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and John
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Hi, Carol et al. πŸ˜‰
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Can’t MOOCs be used to connect classrooms, objectives, cultures, etc.?
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The problem is calling it a “MOOC”. πŸ™‚
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@benjamin … that is why I like you πŸ™‚
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From a US perspective, I’m wondering if a cMOOC may allow more flexibility for teachers to co-construct a course environment that is Common Core friendly.
9 hours ago
Cathy Evanoff

 

 

 
Blended Learning
9 hours ago
I agree @Benjamin
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If folks do not think a MOOC is a K-12 model … what could be done to prepare that demographic for a MOOC. or MOOC-like environment?
9 hours ago
Why not a MOOC genius hour type class?
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and Dave just skirted around a suggestion for that …
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What are the measures for whether or not it works?
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Trying to figure out how a teacher can model self-directed learning for pupils to grasp making those connections but also, for the instructor, to cover everything else that matters for the assessments. Keeping in mind these assessment may not be cMOOC friendly depending on what Pearson has to say.
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Peggy George

 

 

 
Verena Roberts created a “MOOC” for K12 but I think she decided to call it an open learning course rather than a MOOC.
9 hours ago
Is a MOOC a sacred cow?
9 hours ago
Peggy George

 

 

 
[url]http://openlearningonline.wikispaces.com/Why+a+MOOC+for+HS+Students%3F[/url]
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So if you teach an online class and you let anyone in, is it a MOOC? What if only 10 people show up?
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Peggy George

 

 

 
[url]http://openlearningonline.wikispaces.com/K12+Open+Courses[/url]
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So the expectation is to maintain enthusiasm for a finite period in a MOOC?
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I like the concept of beginning and ending..
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What is the “MOOC approach”?
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Cool. Had never heard of Genius hour http://www.geniushour.com
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The “MOOC approach” to K-12 seems so vast.
9 hours ago
@Dave I appreciate what you’re saying, because it is exhausting to keep talking.
9 hours ago
What do MOOCs accomplish?
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Dave makes a good point that sustaining community beyond the defined timeframe is tough. Having a set start and end point makes sense.
9 hours ago
How can it be quantified or qualified?
9 hours ago
@Kathy … that was kind of what I was asking Paul re: the desired “thing” to accomplish
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But what are the goals or outcomes? To connect with other students? Cultures? Instruction?
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Peggy George

 

 

 
We had a great show on Classroom 2.0 LIVE with the Genius Hour team and the recording & tons of links are available on the Livebinder. [url]http://live.classroom20.com/1/category/genius%20hour/1.html[/url]
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Yes @ Jennifer, how is that thing determined and by whom?
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thanks @Peggy
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Massive is scalable, no?
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“Massive” takes the same structure but at different levels of involvement.
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Does open just mean freely available to all people?
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Like a fractal.
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Open, for me, is in terms of degree (not all or nothing). Think Creative Commons, for example.
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I have to admit I’m a MOOC drop out. I’ll be trying another Coursera and this time I’ve got two friends in the mix. I think that will help me to stick with it.
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This is why it’s hard to define a “MOOC”. πŸ™‚
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Peggy George

 

 

 
great point Kathy! that may make a big difference
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I hope so!
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You don’t need critical mass when talking MOOCs for K-12.
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You are forcing students to participate in the “MOOC”. It’s not about numbers, IMHO.
9 hours ago
Cathy Evanoff

 

 

 
There are some still people who can’t always connect.
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Imagine CKK08 applied to six year olds…:)
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So, CCK08
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Peggy George

 

 

 
πŸ™‚
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Peggy George

 

 

 
Ben you should join the hangout πŸ™‚
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Jen has a good point.
9 hours ago
A MOOC has to be perceived as adding value, somehow add to your contacts, your knowledge and your ability to contribute.
9 hours ago
Peggy George

 

 

 
this 30 minutes goes by toooooo fast!
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Yes Peggy…very short indeed!
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Do you think, @Paul that the idea for a student MOOC necessarily has to emanate from the students themselves?
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This 30 min span has flown … my, my … and so much left unsaid πŸ™‚
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A Justin Bieber cohort!
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Or a Miley Cyrus MOOC, that crosses many lines
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Just got the invite…
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πŸ™
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Peggy George

 

 

 
you just start really drilling down on the topic and the time is up!
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Thanks all for a great chat!
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Much appreciated. Thanks for sharing.
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Great listening in.
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Not true…people think Mitra thinks teachers are not necessary.
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Nice spaces for all sorts of conversations … but how can it all be curated?
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Great talk!
9 hours ago
Cathy Evanoff

 

 

 
Glad to see you are all the same
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Thanks to all … looking forward to the next one
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Peggy George

 

 

 
yes the TESOL group was upset with him
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Peggy … ask Dave about the film in an aside …
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Peggy George

 

 

 
ok Carol πŸ™‚
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I’ll be back next week. This was fun!
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Peggy George

 

 

 
see you next week πŸ™‚
9 hours ago
I love these podcast suggestions, keep ’em comin’
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99 percent what?
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thanks Kathy
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jefflebow

 

 

 
any other podcast suggestions from anyone?
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@Durff

 

 

 
Did I miss it AGAIN?
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Peggy George

 

 

 
The Roundtable hangouts with Ben Wilkhoff are always great!!
9 hours ago
@Durff

 

 

 
ok that’s it – coffee break time!
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Carnegie mellon u
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Yes, it’s in Pittsburgh, PA
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Peggy George

 

 

 
this is one link to Ben’s Roundtable conversations
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Peggy George

 

 

 
[url]https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c1fup7j99fefcg400okupfalgvo[/url]
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@Durff

 

 

 
Lurkers Unite
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@Durff

 

 

 
wonders if there is anything about which Dave does not have strong feelings
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Here’s George’s post on the MA program at CMU http://www.elearnspace.org/blog/2014/04/11/open-learning-analytics/
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Peggy George

 

 

 
very liberating model for a conversation! no homework, no prep, just show up!
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@Durff

 

 

 
coffee?
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jefflebow

 

 

 
Thanks Ben
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@Durff

 

 

 
it’s not discoverable
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Peggy George

 

 

 
Carnegie Mellon University
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More from George https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/learninganalytics/StoWLuVO1Fs
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@Durff

 

 

 
Did that in high school – I;m good
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Try that again https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/learninganalytics/StoWLuVO1Fs
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@Durff

 

 

 
Richard Mayer
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Hmm. does’t paste in full link. Odd.
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Peggy George

 

 

 
links post funny in this chat–sometimes linkable and sometimes not…
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Of the 3, Udacity, EdX, Coursera, which is the “best?” πŸ™‚
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@Durff

 

 

 
can’t you see his tongue in cheek?
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@Durff

 

 

 
aw not the Mennonites?
9 hours ago
Hi, Lisa!
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@Durff

 

 

 
Hi Jen!
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yes, there’s a Learning Analytics Google group I belong to
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@Durff

 

 

 
best is the one that offers me a job
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lol @Durff
9 hours ago
@Durff

 

 

 
a lady has to buy coffee
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Thanks, Dave. I am hearing EdX is the lesser evil of the 3. πŸ™‚
9 hours ago
@Durff

 

 

 
I;ll bet on 22 mins
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EdX seems to resonate better in some consortial circles than others.
9 hours ago
@Durff

 

 

 
Early onset dementia – poor Dave
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jefflebow

 

 

 
Thanks everybody.
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bye
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Nice seeing everyone again!
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@Durff

 

 

 
Night all
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Cathy Evanoff

 

 

 
night
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Peggy George

 

 

 
bye everyone! till next time!
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bye all … good chat
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