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Group Meeting: 5 August 2013

We had a very small, but productive meeting today.  We had a very lengthy discussion of two topics: a)       Gender and MOOCs — Specifically in terms of the reception of the material by the learners. b)       How to best safeguard against cross-gender/cross-cultural issues in teaching a MOOC. We’re dealing with large worldwide populations, and it’s…

Posted by on August 5, 2013 in Meeting Notes, News

13-07-29 VandyMaps

Second Week Reflections: Social Learning in a MOOC

Our discussion on Monday of the social aspects of learning in a MOOC was an interesting one. It’s clear that many of us are benefiting from the interactions we’re having with our local study group, although I wonder what our study group members who weren’t present on Monday would say about that. Perhaps some of…

Posted by on July 30, 2013 in Meeting Notes, Reflections

Group Meeting: 29 July 2013

I’m certain that Derek Bruff will have something to post, but I’d like to make a few thoughts known, in relation to today’s conversation. First and foremost, I feel that my learning is facilitated by contact with others.  I’ve come to that conclusion.  I can successfully complete assignments and process material on my own, but…

Posted by on July 29, 2013 in Meeting Notes, Reflections

Todd’s Notes, July 22

We had a great meeting, with a lively discussion this morning. But, before we begin talking about that, let’s get some announcements out of the way! –Large group meetings are on Mondays at 10:00 AM. –Small, informal group meetings are on Thursdays at 3:00 PM. –All meetings take place in CSLS: 001 Furman Hall. –A…

Posted by on July 22, 2013 in Meeting Notes, News, Reflections

Time by Rob Ireton

Meeting Notes, July 15th

Basic Information: The course, “Maps and the Geospatial Revolution,” begins on Wednesday, July 17th, and runs for five weeks. You can enroll in the course here. You’ll need to create an account on Coursera if you haven’t done so previously. Study Group Meetings: We’ll meet each week at the Center for Second Language Studies (CSLS)…

Posted by on July 15, 2013 in Meeting Notes