Tracking the badges, MOOCs, Open Educational Resources (OERs) and self-paced / competency learning movements

Wiki started 3/7/2012; updated 4/6/2014

The purpose of this wiki is to create a resource page of links to web sites and documents describing efforts to invent and integrate badges and MOOC's and competency-based curriculum in K-12 and higher education.

- Dave Holden, Greenville College, Greenville, IL (dave.holden@greenville.edu)

In addition to these ideas, links are provided to schools offering 5-year masters or bachelor / master combination programs attractive to students bringing increasing amounts of college credit with them from their HS studies.

Badge Awarding Systems

Badges OS - Wordpress plug in for Badges
Credly - A badge awarding platform
Mozilla's Open Badges platform

January 2013 links and stories


Inside Higher Ed - 1/29/13
Not Rushing Into MOOCs
http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/01/29/yale-takes-time-reflect-evaluate-jumping-moocs


Saturday, 1/26/13 - Author Thomas Friedman's New York Times Op-Ed - Revolution Hits the Universities

Canadian Educator / Researcher - Steven Downes
http://www.downes.ca/index.html

Steve Hargadon's – The Future of Education web site (just looked in on the discussion tonight about Deming and Education)
http://www.futureofeducation.com/

History of the MOOC – Sept. 2012 Elluminate session
http://www.stevehargadon.com/2012/09/tonight-true-history-of-mooc.html

DS 106 – An open digital storytelling course
http://ds106.us/

English educator Helen Keegan's blog on a beyond MOOC-type or tag team learning by groups from around the world.

http://heloukee.wordpress.com/2012/09/20/not-a-mooc/


MOOCs links for the week of 7/16/12 via Inside Higher Ed

Parsing the NYTimes Coverage of the Growth of MOOCs

of a MOOC is via an online learning platform, a MOOC is not the same as a traditional credit bearing online course. MOOCs are not online courses, and online courses are not MOOCs. Conflating the two does ...
Joshua Kim - 18 Jul 2012

Despite rumors, creditialing still an impasse for universities offering MOOCs

credit-bearing courses will hardly qualify as MOOCs. Even as traditional universities have embraced massive ...
Steve Kolowich - 18 Jul 2012

Considering Coursera's Expansion

me – that “MOOCs are not a passing fad” – it’s not clear yet how MOOCs will evolve as they expand ...
Audrey Watters - 17 Jul 2012

MOOCs, IP, Academic Integrity and Credit Hour Law and Policy

Tracy Mitrano's blog Law, Policy -- and IT? MOOCs are all the rage, and there is nothing wrong with that, although don't count on it lasting in its current stage forever. This effort is still in early "take off" mode, and an exciting one at that. ...
Tracy Mitrano - 17 Jul 2012

U.Va. and 11 others become latest to plan MOOCs

Edinburgh (U.K.), Illinois, Toronto and Washington. Sticking to its theme of hosting “elite” MOOCs ...
Steve Kolowich - 17 Jul 2012

Sleep-Away Camp and Higher Ed: 8 Thoughts

to in higher camp fees. 3. The New MOOC?: Maybe Harvard and MIT will spin-off campX from edX. ...
Joshua Kim - 16 Jul 2012

Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/search/site/Moocs?solrsort=ds_created%20desc#ixzz21LhfCKdl
Inside Higher Ed

Top 5 Badges Links

  1. Mozilla's wiki on badges
  2. 7/19/12 - Doug Belshaw's post on badges and the structure of learning.
  3. 4/15/12 article Badges in Higher Education by Alexander Sidorkin in Examiner.com
  4. 4/08/12 Chronicle article on the future of badges and UC Davis' use in a new degree program (via Ray Schroeder's tweet)
  5. 4/10/12 webinar on badge-based learning and 21st Century Skills (elluminate recording of the session)

Top 5 MOOC links

  1. Ray Schroeder's Summer and Fall 2011 eduMOOChttp://badgesmoocs.wikispaces.com/page/edit/home
  2. Curt Bonk's May 2012 MOOC on teaching online Professor Bonk's "travelin' ed man blog features extensive comments about MOOC's
  3. HBCU Leavers blog - a blog reporting notable aspects of historically black colleges and universities but also discussing factors effecting their operations. The May 7th entry offers several recommendations to HBCU faculty regarding these innovative learning platforms and practices.
  4. Wired.com article on the Stanford Open Course initiative, Khan Academy and the future of Higher Ed
  5. 5/27/12 - Martin Weller's blog post on the evolution of MOOCS


Blogs, articles and other web resources explaining these innovations:


6/13/12 - An interview with Canadian educator Stephen Downes "regarding sustainable and business models for Open Educational Resources (OER)."

5/27/12 - Martin Weller's blog post on the evolution of MOOCS

5/23/12 Inside Higher Ed article - MOOC's and the Professoriate (thanks for the link Vickie Cook)

Materials we discussed at the 4/11/12 lunch discussion:
Donald Clark's Tedx Glasgow presentation - More pedagogical change in 10 years than the last 1000 years.
4/11 12 TCC Online Conference free Webinar on badge-based learning and 21st Century skills

JISC's of Scotland - Grainne Hamilton's blog
3/23/ 2012 Wall Street Journal article by Holly Flynn on the coup of open courses

Badges


6/13/12 - Video presentation by Doug Belshaw - "Moving into unchartered waters: Are Open Badges the future for accrediting skills?

5/1/12 Connected learning broadcast with Erin Knight of Mozilla on the open badges project.

9/15/11 post by David Wees - Create a brick and mortar university where every course is open

Google groups Mozilla Open Badges page

4/30/12 - ASTD's Learning Circuits blog discusses gamification concepts (thanks to a tweet from
Paulo Simões (@pgsimoes) 4/30/12 7:41 AM ) Gamification Blog Book Tour, Week Three Stops and Week Two Recap dlvr.it/1Vgqx7 #elearning #edtech

4/27/12 blog by UNLV instructional designer Kody Stimpson discusses application of badges and gaming pedagogy within an LMS.
(thanks to a tweet from Jason Rhode (@jrhode) 4/30/12 8:05 AM "Badges, I don't Need No Stinkin Badges" - Actually Yes I Do and Students Do Too! jrho.de/JEl5G0 #elearning #blackboard

4/15/12 article Badges in Higher Education by Alexander Sidorkin in Examiner.com

4/08/12 Chronicle article on the future of badges and UC Davis' use in a new degree program (via Ray Schroeder's tweet)

4/10/12 webinar on badge-based learning and 21st Century Skills (elluminate recording of the session)

Scoop its' badges for life long learning page

Mozillas Open Badges web site

Mozilla's wiki on badges

Digital Media Learning Competition

Mozilla's two page badge summary

Mozilla's working paper on badgets:

DML Central badges critique

MacArthur Foundation digital media learning web


MOOCs - "Massive Open Online Courses"


HBCU Leavers blog - a blog reporting notable aspects of historically black colleges and universities but also discussing factors effecting their operations. The May 7th entry offers several recommendations to HBCU faculty regarding these innovative learning platforms and practices.

4/18/2012 Inside Higher Ed article, Elite Universities' Online Play reporting on Penn, Princeton and the University of Michigan teaming with Coursera to author new MOOCs.

New York Times article on MITx's courses and MOOC

Indiana University Dr. Curt Bonk's "traveling man blog" including notes links to his MOOC and others.

Change.MOOC.CA - a 35 week MOOC on instructional technology
(originating in Canada) facilitated by Dave Cormier, George Siemens and Stephen Downes

Direct link to enroll in Bonk's MOOC on BlackBoards Course sites portal

Ray Schroeder's Summer and Fall 2011 eduMOOChttp://badgesmoocs.wikispaces.com/page/edit/home

A 3/16/12 blog post on MOOC's by Open, Equal, Free, linked by the Online Learning Update
Three start-up organizations offering MOOCS: Udacity, Udemy,Coursera

Open Educational Resources (OERs)

A 3/27/12 article by Professor Todd Finley, via Edutopia provides a great tour of high quality open resources for writing.

Open Courses

BYU Professor David Wiley's blog on "Introduction to Openness in Education."
Open course DS 106 - Digital Storytelling

MITx

4/6/2012 article in Inside Higher Ed updating the MITx project

Carnegie Mellon University Open Learning Initiative

Stanford University Engineering Everywhere Initiative

Wired.com article on the Stanford Open Course initiative, Khan Academy and the future of Higher Ed
(thanks to Greenville College Digital Media faculty member, Deloy Cole [deloy.cole@greenville.edu])

You Tube recording a Google+ hangout event of Stanford professors Thrun and Norvig and Sal Khan and students discussing open learning concepts.(via University of Illinois Springfield's Dr. Ray Schroeder's twitter feed)

Self-Paced Subscription Model - Western Governors University, Excelsior, University of Wisconsin, Northern Arizona

7/11/12 Inside Higher Ed article by Steve Kolowich - "Compentency loves company" discussing Northern Arizona University's partnership with Pearson to develop three competency-based degree programs.

7/9/12 Inside Higher Ed article by Elise Young - "Another state to assess skills" detailing Wisconsin's initiative to develop competency-based degree programs apart from the Western Governors University model used most recently by Indiana and Texas.

4/30/12 //Inside Higher Ed// article by Doug Lederman on WGU, their model and navigating the federal credit hour rules.

//Chronicle// article - The next big thing. Southern New Hampshire's plans to create a new curriculum model

Thinking Paper from Southern New Hampshire University's President Paul J. LeBlanc

Western Governors University
A 2/26/2012 Chronicle of Higher Ed feature of Western Governor's President Robert Mendenhall

Excelsior College

5-Year Masters or Bachelor / Masters Degree Programs


DePaul University Combined Degree Program
Brown University's 5th year Masters
University of Alabmama - Birmingham 5th year "fast track" programs

Leading Thinkers


Doug Belshaw - English Educational Researcher
Belshaw's main web site


Professor Curt Bonk - Indiana University

Professor Bonk's travelin' ed man blog
Indiana University's V-Portal - A video series on how to produce e-learning
Bonk's Video series on YouTube

Donald Clark - British researcher and educator

Clark's blog

Donald Clark's Tedx Glasgow presentation

Steven Downes - Canadian Educational Researcher


Steven's free e-books on learning and e-learning

Dr. Ray Schroeder - University of Illinois Springfield

Ray Schroeder's web resources

Dr. Schroeder's personal web page

Dr. Schroeder's topic page on //The Open Future of Continuing Education//

Dr. Schroeder's topic page on //The Open Future of Higher Education//

Online Learning Update - a blog on all things to do with online learning edited by Dr. Schroede

Steve Wheeler - British Educator

Steve Wheeler's Blog
4/8/12 - British educator Steve Wheeler's take on Google's Project Glass and the future of smart devices.

Other Readings, Videos

6/12/12 - Slides from presentation by Doug Belshaw via Slideshare - "How to develop digital literacies in yourself and others."

5/23/12 Forbes Magazine Op-Ed article by Jerry Bowyer on the Higher Education "Bubble" (Thanks to Jack Chism for the link reference)

5/22/12 WSJ article on liberal-arts vs. career preparation

Rethinking Liberal Arts and Career Preparation - April 2012 Wake Forest Sponsored conference

4/19/12 - Inside Higher Ed, "Welcome to the Party" article on less elite liberal arts colleges planning for the changing higher education landscape

4/8/12 - British educator Steve Wheeler's take on Google's Project Glass and the future of smart devices.

Inside Higher Ed article, 2/9/11, //Disruption, Delivery and Degrees//

Forbes article on "Reindustrializing the US"

A 3/21/12 post from The College of 2020 Blog (Van Der Werf & Sabatier)
Is a Campus a College when Everyone Studies Online?

A 3/23/12 article from //Inside Higher Ed - The Tech Savvy Presidency//

US Dept of Education Secretary's Commission on the Future of Higher Education (2006)

4/11/12 Inside Higher Ed article on reporting on a conference exploring the liberal arts colleges.
4/3/12 Inside Higher Ed essay reporting on the difficulty educational institutions have changing.

March 2012 - Three developments transforming online learning (youtube video)










Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/search/site/Moocs?solrsort=ds_created%20desc#ixzz21Ld3SRCd
Inside Higher Ed

Parsing the NYTimes Coverage of the Growth of MOOCs

of a MOOC is via an online learning platform, a MOOC is not the same as a traditional credit bearing online course. MOOCs are not online courses, and online courses are not MOOCs. Conflating the two does ...