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Start of the #OPCO12

April 23, 2012

OPOC stands for OPen COurse, based on Stephen Downes and Georg Siemens concept of MOOC (Massive Open Online Course). MOOCs are characterized by their decentral and open structure and the interconnected learning. I wrote an article about MOOC September 2011 and included a video about ‘What ist MOOC‘ which you might want to revisit. Bye the way, the video is not from Commoncraft, although the style strongly reminds on their videos, but is written and narrated by Dave Cormier and the video is from Neal Gillis. One of the researchers is Georg Siemens.

So what is the OPOC 2012 about, what is the topic of the course?

The course which runs from April 16 to 21 July 2012, explores the ‘Trends in E-Teaching’ based on the Horizon Report.

Below are the trends identified by the Horizon Report 2012

  • Mobile apps
  • Tablet Computing
  • Game-Based Learning
  • Learning-Analytics
  • Gesture-Based Computing
  • Internet of Things

We will discuss these trends and examine how useful and realistic their application will be for education and what framework and/or conditions will be necessary for a successful introduction.

Well so much for the beginning.

This is the introductory video, though only available in German 😦 but I will keep you posted about the progress 😉

If the video does not work, please follow this link to the  Open Course 2012 (OPCO2012) video.

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