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More to Say About MOOCs

While the number of news outlets running stories on MOOCs is certainly lower today than it was a year ago, there is still plenty more to say about massive open learning. You can hear some of my thoughts in this segment that just ran on WGBH radio earlier today (and will run again this evening): They also […]

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Site Update Update/Welcome edX Blog Readers

Well that site update you’ve seen unfolding over the last couple of weeks is almost complete and apologies for any downtime or other glitches you may have encountered during that period. The last remaining issue seems to have to do with comments not being accepted, which I hope to have resolved by the end of […]

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Site Changes

As keen-eyed readers will have no-doubt observed, this site is going through some changes that I expect to be completed by the end of the week. First off, none of the content on the site is going away, nor do I plan to change my current schedule of 2-3 blog postings a week and 2-4 […]

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MOOCS – The Book (Cover)

Check out what arrived in the (e)mail! OK, it’s just a cover design (the pages going behind that cover are still going through editorial and layout).  But the existence of actual cover art means my Senior Thesis is likely to be hitting the streets as planned this fall.  For those who asked about a pub […]

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Welcome PEL/EdSurge Readers

Taking a break from the usual Monday discussion of what free learning might mean to today’s learners (and college tuition payers) to play a little catch up. First, welcome to fellow Partially Examined Life fans that may have discovered this site after some of the Twittering that took place following last week’s valentine to Seth, […]

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Xena’s Paradox – The Partially Examined Life

As a substitute for the Degree of Freedom podcast I didn’t have time to put together this week, I’d like to talk about an educational podcast that has become a favored learning activity since finishing my One Year BA. Last summer, I kind of drew a line with regard to what constitutes a course in […]

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Comings and Goings – MOOCS4D and Tufts

Speaking is picking up again, enough so that I’m planning to add a speaking-schedule piece to this site sometime in the next few weeks. In the meantime, if anyone is attending this week’s MOOCs for Development (MOOCS4D) conference at the University of Pennsylvania, I’ll be there for the first day (Thursday), taking part in their “Buzz […]

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Immersive Learning

If anyone’s interested, I started a four-part series over at EdSurge that talks about the potential markets for MOOCs, now that we’re getting past that stage of considering them the destroyers of the academy as we know it. Meanwhile, I’d like to talk about a different mode of self-education that I discovered during the course […]

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My NEDx Talk at Fullerton College

That TED-like presentation I gave at Fullerton College in January (which my teenage son refers to as my “NEDx talk”) is now online (I’ve already dropped the conference organizers a note to tell them that MOOC is spelled with a “C”  😉 . It looks like I’ll also be participating at this year’s Into the Future […]

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A funny thing happened as I attempted to turn from a fanatic to a leisurely learner. My original thought was that once I was done taking eight courses every three months as part of last year’s Degree of Freedom project, I would still continue to take a couple of courses at leisure, with time now […]

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