MOOCS – E-learning and Digital Cultures

Today Steve and I will continue into the content for week two if this MOOC. We’ll take a tour around the Coursera course site and see what the faculty conducting this MOOC are doing.

How are MOOCS doing, you might ask? From Slate this week, an article reported the following story about a MOOC  meltdown. SMORES anyone?

“In the span of a week, an online course on how to teach online courses turned into a master class in how not to. A class called “Fundamentals of Online Learning: Planning and Application,” taught by Fatima Wirth of Georgia Tech, launched on the online higher-education platform Coursera on Jan. 28 with some 40,000 students signed up. Within days, many of those students—including some who are educators themselves—were taking to Twitter and blogs to complain that the class was unraveling. On Feb. 2, Wirth wrote students to notify them that she was suspending the class “in order to make improvements.” 1

We will talk a little about MOOCs and their usefulness where they may be headed.

 

 Webinars on your Mobile!!!

Did you know you may attend our Webinars using your mobile device? Android and Apple tablets can now install Adobe Connect Mobile directly from their respective app stores. Search either the Apple App Store or Google Play and download the Adobe Connect Mobile app for your tablet.

You can join in our Adobe Connect webinars from your mobile device one you have installed the app. Enter the URL of our webinar (usually http://oregonstate.adobeconnect.com/tac ) and log in as a Guest. Please enter your Name in the field so we know who you are :-)

You can view our available Webinars and Workshops using the TAC-CTL Calendar link above, or the small calendar in the right column on this page.

We hope you can attend one of our webinar events soon.

 

A Bit of Audacity

We had a question this week about how to ‘speed up’ an audio file. Today we’ll tale a very brief look at one way to do this with Audacity which may be downloaded from the Sourceforge site. We’ll show how to get it installed and demonstrate an example.

 

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