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MOOA (massive open online administrations)--a little humor for the MOOC crowd
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+Chris Campolo emailed this to me yesterday.  Quite a chuckle, but not so far off.  If "massive" is supposed to cut costs, why are we cutting costs in instruction?  
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Was reading an interview with the incoming Dean of the College of Arts in Sciences in the Penn Alumni magazine.  Last issue had a large article praising MOOCs.  In this one, the incoming provost argued that  Penn's partnership with Coursera to produce MOOCs would help Penn attract superstar faculty.  It really brings home how much MOOCs are about self-promotion for the elite R1s.
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On Wednesday May 15, at 2:00 p.m. (EDT) NITLE will be offering a webinar on Digital Pedagogy Keywords. The fee to attend is $100 per connection.

Digital Pedagogy Keywords

How have new digital methods, tools, and networks changed pedagogy? How should we define such digital pedagogy? What trends and practices in digital pedagogy cross disciplines? The Digital Pedagogy Reader and Toolkit, a born-digital publication with Rebecca Frost Davis, Matthew K. Gold, Katherine D. Harris, and Jentery Sayers as general editors, will aggregate the digital tools being experimented with by adventurous practitioners and present pedagogical projects in their original forms. As part of the project, a group of experienced practitioners will curate sections around important keywords, such as “remix, “play,” “collaboration,” “race,” and “failure.” Taken together these significant terms define a new pedagogy for a digital age.  For each keyword, curators will assemble a group of artifacts of innovative teaching and learning by highlighting particularly effective tools and pedagogical strategies, while incorporating examples of the resulting student work. This seminar will give an overview of digital pedagogy organized by keyword, illustrate the concept by looking at potential artifacts for one keyword, and invite the audience to contribute to this project by suggesting other keywords and artifacts.

To Register:  http://www.nitle.org/registrations/webinars/051513.php
Registration deadline is Monday May 13, 2013.
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I think I finally found my MOOC--help me take it by voting.

I'm not sure how massive this course will be, but check out this MOOC on Latin Palaeography. If you've ever wanted to learn how to decipher ancient manuscripts them vote for "Deciphering Ancient Texts in the Digital Age". If enough people vote, they'll offer the course.

https://moocfellowship.org/submissions/deciphering-ancient-texts-in-the-digital-age
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Interesting approach to gauge demand before investing in the course.  This is something ACS might consider in figuring out what sorts of inter-campus online courses they should pursue.
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Staffing models for MOOCs
--Harvard MOOC on the Ancient Hero is now recruiting alumni to help contribute to interaction
--Wesleyan pays students to facilitate statistics course
Interesting the way MOOCs can be used as a center for collaboration and engaging the university community.
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Explaining MOOCs to Penn alumni, including a justification of the money Penn has invested in MOOCs.

One argument was for the network effect, "It is hard to imagine such a well-informed (if esoteric) question arising in a typical undergraduate discussion section. And this was one of countless comments, in this course and others, that seemed to demonstrate the value of gigantic class sizes—particularly when they encompass students of all ages and origins."  Yet this is anecdotal evidence, and I can relate the same evidence from my own undergraduate major in Classics (same discussion about Homer's use of colors) where the courses were much smaller.
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Here's a NITLE Seminar on the liberal arts alternative to MOOCs--intercampus teaching.

NITLE Shared Academics™ seminar, Intercampus Teaching, Networked Teaching, Tuesday, June 4, 2-3 pm EDT

Title: Intercampus Teaching, Networked Teaching
Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2-3 pm EDT 
Location: Hosted online via NITLE’s videoconferencing platform
Details: http://www.nitle.org/live/events/178-intercampus-teaching-networked-teaching 

Three teachers with experience in teaching across campus boundaries share successes, challenges, and lessons learned from networked teaching.

Faculty, instructional technologists, librarians and others from the NITLE Network interested in connecting courses between campuses should attend this seminar. Attendance by institutional teams is encouraged; individuals are also welcome to participate.

Registration
Please register online by Friday, May 31. Participation in NITLE Shared Academics seminars is open to all active member institutions of the NITLE Network as a benefit of membership and as space allows. No additional registration fee applies.
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agreed!  And I forgot to mention, these are all ACS faculty!
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Here's an open online course on a small scale: Medival Latin begin taught over google hangout this summer.

home | medieval latin summer 2013 the gesta francorum
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Researching digital humanities at small liberal arts colleges and in the undergraduate curriculum; digital scholarship, and the integration of inquiry, pedagogy, and technology for teaching and learning across the humanities.
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    Classical Studies, 1991 - 1998
  • Vanderbilt University
    Classical Studies; Russian, 1987 - 1991
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