This post made me think of community cultures and our association with identity. Algorithms can help navigate us to people and communities. Some conceal certain aspects of themselves while others could be unaware of their digital footprint or some may not actually care. The things is, we are open for judgement when exposed online. Lectures, peers or ‘lurkers’ can make assumptions of ‘who we are’ which in return can influence how they interact with us online and face to face. Admit it, we have all found out a little too much about someone online and then acted like you were unaware until the information came up in conversation!
Just Pinned to Community Cultures #mscedc: Monica Bulger and Mikaela Pitcan interview Jade Davis about student privacy issues when they are assigned social media projects. http://ift.tt/2lUvTc5
It’s not just about the negatives but the positive impact that MOOCs can have on education. I found the idea of promoting a learner-centred model interesting. Through the use of a flipped classroom I feel that an online course could enable in-depth discussions with my pupils, reinforce their physical performance and increase practical time within the classroom. However, do they show the ability to work independently and demonstrate self-directed learning and autonomy. Guidance would be compulsory alongside time-management, discipline and goal setting to ensure internal assessment outcomes are met.
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Just Pinned to Community Cultures #mscedc: Five critiques of the open educational resources movement: Teaching in Higher Education: Vol 18, No 8 http://ift.tt/2lizk00