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A MobiMOOC hello (home)
General information on the course
Earn Badges and a 500$ Award
List of all the recorded webinars can be viewed here
A list of all the 18 mLearning projects that were build during MobiMOOC can be found here
Week 1: 8 - 14 September 2012
Introduction to mLearning
fac: Inge de Waard
Planning a project
mLearning - basic concepts
Week 2: 15 - 22 September
Collaborative look at mLearning tools
(fac: all of us participants together)
Global issues on mLearning
(fac: John Traxler)
Mobile Learning Curriculum Framework
(fac: Adele Botha)
mLearning tools for classrooms
(fac: peer group, so all of us)
Week 3: 23 - 29 September
Mobile activism & education
(fac. Sean Abajian)
Mobiles for development (m4d/ICT4D)
(fac: Michael Sean Gallagher)
(fac. David Parsons)
Mobile health (mHealth)
(fac. Malcolm Lewis)
From pedagogical theory to mLearning practice
Train the trainer
(fac. Jacqueline Batchelor)
List of profiles of facilitators and speakers can be found here
General MOOC information
Coping with MOOC abundance
History of MOOC: the pioneers
MobiMOOC spaces on the web
Learning actions: plan your learning speed
Why use different online spaces?
Coping with MOOC abundance
Tips for coping with the abundance of resources in MOOCs (based on tips from MobiMOOC11 participants):
Use the course to your advantage!
You know where you want to go, ask relevant help.
Select between the abundance of resources.
All of the facilitators have been in mobile learning for years, this means they have lists of resources. Do not expect yourself to go through them all: SELECT.
Plan which type of participant you want to be
during the course (make sure you have an idea of the time you can spend per week): see
here for suggestions
Develop a mental filter
: you do not need to reply to everyone, skim discussions and choose to reply on what is of interest to you.
Get to the point:
be short (max 250 words) and respectful in your discussions/questions/answers. This will save time for everyone.
Use descriptive titles in your discussion threads
: this allows people to immediately anticipate where you are going with your message.
Connect with participants working on the same topic:
there are too many participants, so select those who work on the same area (health, classrooms, languages…). Get to know one another, that way you can also stay in touch while your mLearning plans develop.
Check your e-mail digest
(great tip from Ken!): once you have joined the google-group, make sure you choose how you want to be kept up to date: recommended choices either an abridged e-mail (= you get a summary of the new activities each day) or digest e-mail (you get all the new messages bundled into one single mail per day). You can change these settings after you have joined as well, in the google group section 'edit my membership'.
Dare to ask questions to stay on top of the content:
sometimes you might not understand a concept which seems to be clear to all the rest (rest assured, there are always others who are also wondering about the same issues as you). If you feel unsure about a mobile aspect, ask the group or – if you do not feel confident enough: ask one of the facilitators.
Pace yourself to keep motivated
. Do not pressure yourself with perfection or the quest for full understanding: take it easy and know that your brain will pick up new knowledge, but it also needs time off for dreaming and being inspired.
Dare to take time off:
if you feel stressed and pacing no longer works => take time off. Get relaxed again and then join in. Remember, each week is focusing on a new topic, so you can always come back in for a fresh start.
The most important idea behind self-regulated learning is:
Make the course Work for YOU!
Small note from the facilitators = guides on the side:
the facilitators will do their best to keep discussion focused on a few key questions during their respective weeks. While, it is clearly not possible to engage with 350+ participants individually, we'll be structuring things as good as possible so as to support peer interactions and looking for emerging themes amongst the discussions, around which participation can happen.
If you are more into video, feel free to take look at
how to increase your success in a MOOC
(video by Dave Cormier)
help on how to format text
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