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The Calm After the Show

Rubrics Matter: Our Upcoming Peer Assessment

by Derek Bruff At yesterday’s study group meeting, we briefly discussed the upcoming peer assessment activity in #MapMOOC. I’m excited to try and tell a story through a map, but I’m a bit worried about the quality of feedback I’ll receive from other MOOC students. Given the research on peer assessment conducted by the CFT’s…

Posted by on August 13, 2013 in Reflections

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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

Collaborative Homework Sessions

Today we had our first collaborative work session.  We watched the videos for Lesson 2 and completed the mapping assignment. I have a few observations. 1.  I really appreciated the ability to “talk things out” with Cliff and Mona today.  I didn’t realize how this mattered in my comprehension of the material in Lesson One…

Posted by on July 26, 2013 in Reflections

Finding home and heading out

Quick comment to Derek’s promptings: 1) Great point about an activity that jump starts a MOOC’s involvement. I/we will take that to heart. But I see that opening activity as having two at least two purposes: a) to pull folks into the MOOC, but also b) to help them establish a “posse”, some smaller community…

Posted by on July 26, 2013 in Reflections, ,

Informal Small Group Meeting

Today’s Informal Small Group Meeting made me feel like the Maytag Man.

Posted by on July 25, 2013 in Reflections,


First Week Reflections: Getting Started, Getting Lost

A few brief reflections on the first week of the course, now that I’ve completed the Week 1 activities… The very first course activity, placing oneself on a shared map, generated a surprising amount of discussion, both in the forums and among our study group. I had seen this activity as something of a lark,…

Posted by on July 23, 2013 in 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