loc430locTable of Connectivist MOOCs (incomplete) – public document 

blogged at https://francesbell.wordpress.com/2015/01/13/a-table-of-cmoocs-can-you-improve-this/ 

This table of connectivist MOOCs (cMOOCs) is inevitably incomplete and impossible to be kept up to date.  There will be disagreement about what constitutes a cMOOC, its description, target audience , and other aspects.  It is being assembled to inform a research study that looks at cMOOCs and community learning.  If you can add insights, correct errors or contribute in any other way please do so.

There were numerous learning spaces, communities, quests, and other activities prior to MOOCs.

You can edit this document here or send amendments/additions to Frances @francesbell on Twitter or by email to frabell  at  gmail dot com .  

Thank you!!

Year Started

Acronym

Description

Links, where available

Target audience / who joined

Additional comments

Pre-MOOCs

2003

Ikarus

2-month free online seminar on ed tech issues

Paper about it, and there is a book too:

http://education.ed.pacificu.edu/lab/EducationalMUVES2.htm 

2007

eL4C

Learning for Content

Learning4Content

Published report

Educators around the world wanting to learn how to develop wiki skills for collaborative and cooperative OER development

  • The first course was offered Jan 28 to 8 Feb 2007.
  • The L4C initiative was coordinated by the Commonwealth of Learning with funding support from Hewlett.
  • All course materials were developed openly as OER on WikiEducator
  • Participation was free, open and participative.
  • +10,000 educators have benefited from the L4C initiative

2007

INST 7150

Intro to Open Education

2007

Those interested in learning more about Open Education

  • Students included both formal students earning credit at USU and students from around the world participating for free
  • Students who completed the course and requested a Certificate of Completion received a certificate
  • Course syllabus was presented in a wiki which students could (and did) edit
  • Readings and videos were on the public web
  • Each student maintained a blog where their writing and assignments were posted publicly
  • A course OPML file was used to aggregate all student writing for easy reading in RSS Readers
  • The course wiki included a master list of participants, including names, institution (if any), email address, and blog address
  • Clusters of students created affinity-based sub-groups with mailing lists, etc.

2007

EC&I 831

Social Media & Open Education

2007-10, current

Educators wishing to learn more about social media/ educational technology

 

MOOCs

2008

CCK08

Connectivism and Connective Knowledge

2008, 2009, 2011

Educators (all levels and sectors), Learning Developers/ technologists, researches, professional developers

 

2009

Connect! Your PLN Lab

Connect! Your PLN Lab

2009

Learners who embrace multiple social networks and online services to extend learning

 

2009

IPT 692R

Intro to Open Ed

2009

Those interested in learning more about open education

  • Students included both formal students earning credit at BYU and students from around the world participating for free
  • Course was designed as a massively multiplayer online game
  • Students had to choose a Character Class to play during the term. Each class specialized in a different area of knowledge (IP and licensing, business models, history and philosophy, etc.) and had a separate Skills Tree (syllabus)
  • Assignments were structured as quests. The first quests could be completed by individuals, but later quests required a range of skills that required different character classes to collaborate.
  • Quests resulted in Experience Points, which translated into player Levels. Levels translated into final grades.
  • Readings and videos were on the public web
  • An attempt was made to encourage the creation of Guilds (sub-groups of players) that would compete against each other (e.g., on XP earned), but this attempt failed.

2010

Critical Literacies

2010

Those interested in new skills/competencies and literacies

2010

Edfutures

Education Futures

2010 (site now gone)

Those interested in exploring trends in education and higher education

2010

PLENK

Personal Learning Environments Networks and Knowledge

2010

Those interested in Personal Learning environments and Networks

 Was also a research project as well I think!

2011

OCL4Ed

Open Content Licensing for Educators

Feb 2011 version

Educators wanting to learn about OER, copyright and open content licensing

  • Offered by the OER Foundation and OERu with funding support from UNESCO to develop the original materials
  • Course offered subsequently in Jan 2012, June 2012, Dec 2012, Sept 2013, Feb 2014, June 2014.
  • Course is also available for formal academic credit through OERu

2011

LAK11

Learning and Knowledge Analytics

2011

Aimed at faculty, administrators, grad students, learning and development professionals, and organizational leaders

 

 

MobiMOOC

 

2011, 2012

Those wanting to learn more about mobile learning for use in their own environments.

 

DS106

 

Digital Storytelling 2011, ongoing

Those wishing to learn to make digital stories

 #4life http://cogdogblog.com/stuff/mla15/ 

http://mdvfunes.com/2013/08/09/no-you-should-not-do-ds106/ 

 

eduMOOC

Online Learning Today and Tomorrow

2011

Those interested in how common materials can be made more accessible.

 

 

Change11

Change: Education, Learning, and Technology!

2011

Those wanting to create  a 'version of record' of the state of the art of educational technology.

 

 

EpCoP MOOC 11

E-portfolio community of practice

2011

Those wanting to create a Community of Practice around the creation of e-portfolios.

 

2012

Games MOOC

Games Based Learning MOOC

Series of 5 MOOCs 2012-2013

Educators who want to learn more games, simulations and game-like environments for education.

 

eTOP12

a Micro-MOOC, hosted on WikiSpaces

https://etop12.wikispaces.com/Welcome%21%21 

Educators interested in emerging technology and online pedagogy

LOER12

a Micro-MOOC, hosted on WikiSpaces

https://loer12.wikispaces.com/Welcome%21 

Educators interested in learning more about Open Educational Resources

 

MOOC MOOC

a mini-MOOC, a meta-MOOC, a MOOC about MOOCs hosted by  Hybrid Pedagogy

2012, 2013, 2014 Dark Underbelly, 2015 Critical Pedagogy, hosted by Hybrid Pedagogy

Educators interested in innovative pedagogies. And MOOC students interested in thinking critically about their participation in MOOCs.

 

IPT 692R

Intro to Openness in Education

2012

Those interested in learning more about open education

  • Students included both formal students earning credit at BYU and students from around the world participating for free
  • Mozilla Open Badges were awarded to students who completed course challenges
  • Badges translated into course grades
  • Readings and videos were on the public web
  • Each student maintained a blog where their writing and assignments were posted publicly
  • FeedWordpress was used to centrally aggregate all student writing to an Updates section of the site

2013

OLDSMOOC

Open Learning Design Studio's MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) "Learning Design for a 21st Century Curriculum"

2013

Anyone with an interest in curriculum and learning design (aimed at Higher education).

 

ETMOOC

Educational Technology & Media MOOC

2013

Those interested in use of educational technology & media in education… focus on technologies, literacies, social/participatory media, blended/online learning environments, digital literacies, open education, digital citizenship/identity, copyright/copyleft, etc.

Still a connected community even 2 years later. The community took off well beyond the planned timeline and continue to connect through #etmooc and #postetmooc communities.

2013

SP4Ed

Scenario Planning for Educators

Report

Post-graduate level course on scenario planning offered as part of course on Change with Digital Technologies in Education

New Zealand’s first MOOC in the University sector offered by the University of Canterbury in collaboration with the OERu.

2013

XPLRPLN

Exploring Personal Learning Networks

#xplrpln

2013

Open - attracted 125 participants from across the globe (US, Canada, Australia, Bangladesh, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Qatar, Singapore) 

Teaching professionals, students, trainers, facilitators, & people from the business sector - many participants from etmooc

A  mooc-like seminar (i.e. open cmooc format) hosted by the Master’s Program in Learning and Organizational Change at Northwestern University to explore defn, use of, ownership of, personal learning networks

@jeffmerrell and @KGS_Scott facilitated the event.

2014

Rhizo14

Rhizomatic Learning - The Community is the Curriculum

2014

Those interested in rhizomatic learning and connected via Dave Cormier’s networks. Most of the participants were (or had been) employed in some professional capacity in education, many in Higher Education

 

 

Connected Courses

Collaborative network of faculty in higher education developing online, open courses that embody the principles of connected learning and the values of the open web..

2014

The goal is “ inclusive and expansive network of teachers, students, and educational offerings that makes high quality, meaningful, and socially connected learning available to everyone.

 

2014

OCLMOOC

Open Connected Learning Mooc

#oclmooc

2014

aimed at educators in the province of Alberta with an open invitation to any interested party.. Actual participants were generally professional educators from around the world with some business sector involvement). Many connected to @rljessen and etmooc community & ds106

Thought Vectors

Living the Dreams: Digital Investigation and Unfettered Minds

aka UNIV 200: Inquiry and the Craft of Argument.

2014

A required, sophomore-level research writing class. We had 6 sections of ~15-20 students working collaboratively taking the course for university credit. In addition, participation from individuals outside the course was solicited as “energy inputs.”

2014

DCMOOC

A digital citizenship MOOC that targeted all of Saskatchewan’s teachers, but was open to the world.t

http://dcmooc.ca/

See archives for topics and presenters. http://dcmooc.ca/archives/

Facilitated by Alec Couros (Professor of Edtech & Media) and Katia Hildebrandt (PhD student) - modelled after earlier work with #eci831 and #etmooc

PoTCert

??

Started out being advertised as a MOOC but last year (?) Lisa Lane withdrew the reference to MOOC and called in an open course.

BlendKit2014

Become a blended learning designer

ocTEL

Open Course in Technology Enhanced Learning

http://octel.alt.ac.uk/ 

WhyOpen

Exploring meaning and practice of open in different contexts

https://p2pu.org/en/courses/2314/why-open/ 

2015

TMLOOE

Maker education

https://learn.canvas.net/courses/422

For educators who wish to explore maker education and explore makerspaces to create their own.

clmooc

Connected Learning MOOC

http://blog.nwp.org/clmooc/ 

An open online experience with a badge option through Canvabadge. Very collaborative, interactive with lots of project sharing.

moocmooc

Several such MOOCs via Hybrid Pedagogy

Latest on critical pedagogy:

http://www.hybridpedagogy.com/announcements/mooc-mooc-critical-pedagogy/ 

Earlier, Dark Underbelly:

http://www.hybridpedagogy.com/announcements/mooc-mooc-dark-underbelly/ (tandem with #FutureEd)

General  sources

 https://sites.google.com/site/themoocguide/home

(Very) Partial History of MOOCs

Private communications

?? Google Doc – need info on how disseminated/collected