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[Xmca-l] Re: Quick question and assistance

So a search on http://scholar.google.com gives me these plus more.  I can
poke around a couple of real academic databases tomorrow.
- Deanya (more contact info in sig line)

Bell, Frances. "Connectivism: Its place in theory-informed research and
innovation in technology-enabled learning." *The International Review of
Research in Open and Distance Learning* 12.3 (2010): 98-118.

Berardi, Victor, and Greg Blundell. "A Learning Theory Approach to Using
Capture Technology in Teaching: Ideas from Basic Lecture Capture to
Student-Created Content." *Proceedings of the Information Systems Educators
Conference ISSN*. Vol. 2167. 2013.

Clarà, Marc, and Elena Barberà. "Learning online: massive open online
courses (MOOCs), connectivism, and cultural psychology." *Distance
Education* 34.1 (2013): 129-136.

Clarà, M., and E. Barberà. "Three problems with the connectivist conception
of learning." *Journal of Computer Assisted Learning* (2013).

de Waard, Inge, et al. "Exploring the MOOC format as a pedagogical approach
for mLearning." *Proceedings from mLearn* (2011).

De Waard, Inge. "Investigating Learner Interactions via Ubiquitous Access."
*mLearn*. 2012.

de Waard, Inge, et al. "Using mLearning and MOOCs to understand chaos,
emergence, and complexity in education." *The International Review of
Research in Open and Distance Learning* 12.7 (2011): 94-115.

Ermalai, Iasmina Leila. "IT Gaining Ground in Learning." *Advanced
Engineering Forum*. Vol. 8. 2013.

O'Toole, Robert. "Pedagogical strategies and technologies for peer
assessment in Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs)." (2013).

Reilly, Christiane. "MOOCs Deconstructed: Variables that Affect MOOC
Success Rates." *World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government,
Healthcare, and Higher Education*. Vol. 2013. No. 1. 2013.

Waite, Marion, et al. "Liminal Participants and Skilled Orienteers: Learner
Participation in a MOOC for New Lecturers." *Journal of Online Learning &
Teaching* 9.2 (2013).

On Tue, Dec 17, 2013 at 3:23 PM, Greg Thompson <greg.a.thompson@gmail.com>wrote:

> Dear XMCA'rs,
> I'm wondering if anyone can point a colleague to Vygotsky-inspired folks
> writing on MOOCs. I know there has been a lot of discussion about moocs
> here on XMCA, but was wondering what's out there in writing.
> I've forwarded the original message below.
> Thanks in advance for your suggestions,
> greg
> On Tue, Dec 17, 2013 at 9:58 AM, Alex Rosborough <alex_rosborough@byu.edu
> >wrote:
> >  Hi all,
> >
> >  I have a colleague in general K-12 education that asked me the following
> > question:
> >
> >  *Alex: re: vygotsky. can you point me toward a piece (not an overly long
> > piece) that deals with the centrality of human relationships and mature
> > support to learning, the sort of piece that leads to the conclusion that
> > moocs and other forms of on-line ed might be okay for training but not
> for
> > education? (i've spent part of the morning trying to find my vygotsky
> > book--edited by john-steiner, but to no avail, nuts). thanks for your
> > guidance, Alex. B.*
> >
> >  And an additional comment:
> >
> >  *…it's the zone in its various manifestations i'm most interested
> > in--not just talk about guidance and a bit of coaching but serious
> > relationship, embedded in meaning tasks that facilitate mentoring and
> open
> > folks up to reimagining themselves as capable learners and serious
> problem
> > solvers (if this makes any sense at all). *
> >
> >  Unfortunately, I'm not very up on MOOCs and technology. I know many of
> > these practices claim to be very Vygotskian but in some cases they're
> often
> > superficial interpretations. I think he's alluding (possibly) to the idea
> > that modern "constructivism" is not necessarily the same as Vygotskian
> SCT.
> >
> >  I referred him to Fred Newman's and Lois Holtzman's work(s) concerning
> > "performance"… And I'm pretty sure you don't typically get the Vygotskian
> > drama-based / role-playing / language-play performance that is
> appropriate
> > and valuable for CHILDREN (K-12 public education system) through many
> Moocs
> > and such.
> >
> >  I know there may be some differing of opinions but do any of you have an
> > article or suggestion that might help this professor?
> >
> >  Or are we both out of touch with what he's asking? I'm sure that second
> > language issues are appropriate to this discussion as well.
> >
> >  I appreciate any short reply and/or reference you can send. Thank you,
> >
> >  Alex Rosborough
> >
> --
> Gregory A. Thompson, Ph.D.
> Visiting Assistant Professor
> Department of Anthropology
> 883 Spencer W. Kimball Tower
> Brigham Young University
> Provo, UT 84602
> http://byu.academia.edu/GregoryThompson

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