Digital Economy USRG


Early lessons from the Web Science MOOC #FLwebsci 12.12.2013

12th December in 67/1001

12 – 2pm (talks begin promptly at 12.30pm)

A number of people involved in the Web Science MOOC (currently in week 4 of 6) will be reporting on what we have learned so far about running a course for over 13,000 participants. The event will be of interest to people currently running / planning to run MOOCs, and to people from the wider University community with a general interest in MOOCs and their possible implications for campus-based courses.

There will be several short informal presentations and opportunities to discuss emerging insights from the following data sources, that can feed into the development of future MOOCs:

• the Future Learn platform data which informs us about the activities of the MOOC population as a whole and the behaviour of key participants
• the Twitter and G+ community data (#FLwebsci)
• Participants’ reflections on their learning motivations and experiences so far in the Week 5 exercise
• the pre-course survey

More information here:

Staff and students welcome as always. Lunch provided.

Using social media to present about social media…

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by Lisa Harris

Changing the Learning Landscape #cll1213

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by Lisa Harris

Yesterday Fiona Harvey, Graeme Earl and myself headed for London Town to present at the HEA Changing the Learning Landscape event.

This event offered an opportunity for those involved in teaching to find out more about the role that social media can play in enhancing the student and tutor experience. It was therefore a chance for us to wax lyrical about digital literacy, digichamps, cool social media tools and of course MOOCs :-)

Fiona’s review of the day is here on the CITE blog