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45 MOOCs, Openness, Diversity

The openness of a cMOOC creates and requires a different, more independent, form of participation, learning to pick from the abundance, and the benefit is more diverse insight.

Diversity vs. divergent

The relationship between ‘divergent’ and ‘diversity’ — an occasion to think about one’s own understanding.
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The trap of copyright

I liked Wiley’s description of the current copyright situation as a trap. Most authors seem to put up with the trap.
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I am currently enrolled in #DALMOOC, a blend of cMOOC and xMOOC, on a very promising platform.
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MOOC community?

While a “network” is obviously open ended, I am not sure how the term “community” is usually meant by native speakers of English. For me, the word has many connotations of a close or narrow grouping, with many senses like confraternities or religious fold.

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Think Know Tools

In the last six weeks I participated in a wonderful course offered by Howard Rheingold: “Think Know Tools”. It was very open in the sense of open minds. And in particular, the diversity component was at least as strong as in (c-)MOOCs.
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#change11 Openness vs. openness

One of the main obstacles against one sense of openness is another sense of openness: In traditional peer reviewed journals, peers are open in ONE sense when they frankly give negative feedback. Of course this excludes openness in the OTHER sense, the sense of public accessibiity.
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#change11 Definitory Power on MOOCs

While the publicity of the term “MOOC” is rapidly increasing, also the danger is growing that its original meaning and principles will be watered down. Everyone can call their endeavour a MOOC, no matter how much they are actually willing to let go their “controletti mentality”. But we must bear that it’s uncertain whose definition of MOOC will stick.
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#change11 Open Space Binary Participants?

Do open space participants either consent or vote with their feet/ walk away? If the open space is a group, this is probably true. In a network, it is different.
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#change11 Abundance for Diversity and Breadth

I think the main point for abundance is that it may foster diversity. Under certain preconditions, it offers the best chance to generate a true, authentic, random statistical kind of diversity which can finally lead to a representative, exemplary breadth of learning, because is destroys the illusion that one could still gain some comprehensive core knowledge, or some unbiased curated selection.
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#change11 Massiveness and Diversity

Can lacking massiveness be somehow compensated? For example, can the consequential lack of participants’ diversity be compensated by a diversity of resources? I doubt this.
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