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Отзывы учащихся о курсе e-Learning Ecologies: Innovative Approaches to Teaching and Learning for the Digital Age от партнера Иллинойсский университет в Урбане-Шампейне

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For three decades and longer we have heard educators and technologists making a case for the transformative power of technology in learning. However, despite the rhetoric, in many ways and at most institutional sites, education is still relatively untouched by technology. Even when technologies are introduced, the changes sometimes seem insignificant and the results seem disappointing. If the print textbook is replaced by an e-book, do the social relations of knowledge and learning necessarily change at all or for the better? If the pen-and-paper test is mechanized, does this change the nature of our assessment systems? Technology, in other words, need not necessarily bring significant change. Technology might not even represent a step forward in education. But what might be new? How can we use technologies to innovate in education? This course explores seven affordances of e-learning ecologies, which open up genuine possibilities for what we call New Learning – transformative, 21st century learning: 1. Ubiquitous Learning 2. Active Knowledge Making 3. Multimodal Meaning 4. Recursive Feedback 5. Collaborative Intelligence 6. Metacognition 7. Differentiated Learning These affordances, if recognized and harnessed, will prepare learners for success in a world that is increasingly dominated by digital information flows and tools for communication in the workplace, public spaces, and personal life. This course offers a wide variety of examples of learning technologies and technology implementations that, to varying degrees, demonstrate these affordances in action. -------------------------------- Recommended Background -------------------------------- This course is designed for people interested in the future of education and the "learning society," including people who may wish to join education as a profession, practicing teachers interested in exploring future directions for a vocation that is currently undergoing transformation, and community and workplace leaders who regard their mission to be in part "educative." -------------------------------- Take this Course for Credit at the University of Illinois -------------------------------- This course has the same content and anticipates the same level of contribution by students in the e-Learning Ecologies course offered to graduate certificate, masters, and doctoral level students in the College of Education at the University of Illinois. Of course, in the nature of MOOCs many people will just want to view the videos and casually join some of the discussions. Some people say that these limited kinds of participation offer evidence that MOOCs suffer from low retention rates. Far from it – we say that any level of engagement is good engagement. On the other hand, if you would like to take this course for credit at the University of Illinois, apply here: If you have already taken this course in Coursera, you can prepare a portfolio of work created there and request that this work is taken into account for your University of Illinois course....

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Sep 09, 2019

Excellent content. One of a few courses where I actually took notes while watching the lectures and downloaded and saved all materials.


Nov 22, 2018

This course was well packages with hands on activities that were engaging. I really enjoyed taking the course and I have learnt a lot.

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автор: Juliette L

Mar 01, 2019

Nothing "innovative" or new in this course. Don't expect academic rigor.

The professors essentially delivered the content in ways they said NOT to deliver content (stand in front of a boring visual and talk AT your class; have students do discussion questions). I found myself skipping the videos and only reading the transcripts. It was quicker and made me realize there was nothing in any of the videos that made video a preferred medium to deliver content. Why sit through 5-15 minutes of someone talking/reading their notes when I could read the page and get more from it? What a waste.

Beyond that, the peer grading of assignments was foolish. Some of the grades/feedback I got from peers showed they did not actually read my full response or pay attention to the question asked of us. One person even said it seemed I hadn't watched the video--even though I quoted directly from the video and responded to it. In a different assignment I brought in relevant links and details that I have found/used/learned in my work as a college professor already versed in digital learning, but my classmates gave me a failing grade. When I revised my assignment to only reference Wikipedia instead, it got a full score. Baffling.

My only take-away from this course is how NOT to do an online course.

автор: Anna C R

Sep 27, 2018

An overview of basic best practices in education with the repeated thesis that "today's technology" enables such practices to occur to a greater extent. Lack of depth in concepts and very few concrete tools or "innovative" approaches to be utilized. If you think "e-learning ecologies" will specifically address topics and problems related to online and blended learning, you will be disappointed.

автор: Roberto S d O

Nov 15, 2017

This course is fantastic! I started with a level of expectation that was quickly overwhelmed and I finished got achieving much more. This extens content gave me valuable insights and a large spectrum of issues to research and learn about from now. I'm thankful to Prof. Bill Cope and Prof. Mary Kalantzis for this great course that I certainly recommend.

автор: Emily S L

Dec 15, 2019

almost everything were good enough to learn about elearning ecology.

but sometimes it was very hard to get a score from peers, though i had already uploaded the assignment

автор: Robert R D J

Aug 12, 2017

A logically arranged course offering a cogent, insightful creative vision of learning in a time of emerging digital affordances. The course is interesting and worthwhile to take, beyond any shadow of a doubt. Highly recommended for anyone interested in teaching and learning in the 21st century, particularly e-learning, which increasingly intrudes on and mixes with "face to face" teaching and learning, as we harness the tools and media now available relatively easily, cheaply and ubiquitously. This MOOC . provides a good framework for thinking about the near future in 2017. If you take the course for a certificate or if you are considering using this course as an entree into the Champaign-Urbana graduate program, be aware that not all students take the peer review process seriously and that you may need to do one or more of the four peer-assessed tasks more than once to earn your certificate if one or more of your peers evaluates your work as inadequate or substandard, whether fairly or unfairly. In my view, for the most part, if you invest in the course and take it seriously, you will benefit significantly and gain new perspectives and skills. Not a perfect course, but it is engaging, informative, visionary and extremely well constructed.

автор: Priyank P

Feb 28, 2019

It was wonderful to attend and complete this course. Lectures and learning from Dr Bill and Dr Mary were very effective, useful and insightful. The concept of e-Learning Ecologies: Innovative Approaches to Teaching and Learning for the Digital Age and learning of eLearning Affordances are really useful and worth knowing.

автор: Aprisa C

Feb 12, 2019

Using affordance approach, the tutors introduce us to the e-learning ecologies. Found it interesting and obtained many takeaways from the course. I am not from education, therefore in order to do the assignments, I needed to read many papers in education and digital learning.

автор: Paula B L

Oct 24, 2019

This is an amazing course. I have found super interesting ideas and a totally new approach to use technology as a learning tool not only for my students but for myself too.

If you are interested in education, if you have kids or are an educator this is a must to do course.

автор: Chase H

Aug 21, 2018

Taking this course has been a very thoughtful and also mind opening experience to me. I really liked the discussion around the 7 affordances which is a solid and forward looking framework to help us undertstand what really is education in the digital age.

автор: Magda R

Mar 06, 2020

I have worked in education for 13 year. I have had a lot of experience working with digital tools. This course was absolutely fantastic, with high academic quality. I loved it so much Im going to take more courses from this University and Department.

автор: Rodrigo A d S

Feb 04, 2018

Curso bem estruturado. A integração com o Scholar proporciona conhecer um ambiente feito exclusivamente para o contexto educacional. O curso proporciona recursos para repensar a prática docente na cultura digital.

автор: Andrea F H

Aug 01, 2018

Great course ! It will definitely change my way of teaching for blended classes or even for face-to-face classes. Thanks a lot to Bill and Maria and everyone of the staff of this MOOC ! 😊

автор: Pilar M

Apr 29, 2019

It is a very complete course, with multiple resources and relevant information, not only for school settings, but for many more.

Highly recommended

автор: Ruta S

Sep 09, 2019

Excellent content. One of a few courses where I actually took notes while watching the lectures and downloaded and saved all materials.

автор: Olanike A

Nov 22, 2018

This course was well packages with hands on activities that were engaging. I really enjoyed taking the course and I have learnt a lot.

автор: Paco M

Feb 06, 2017

The course is amazing. It gives you a good grasp on how e-learning can be used to better apply existing learning concepts.

автор: Maha K

Sep 17, 2019

Great course and I do recommend it for all educators and learning professionals. Thank you very much.

автор: Jim

Jan 29, 2018

Great framework for thinking about the types of educational experiences that technology enables.

автор: Elke H

Jun 02, 2017

so interesting, multi-layered and stimulating. As somebody not in the

автор: Hülya M

Feb 05, 2017

The content of the course is satisfying. I recommend it.

автор: Dylan88

Sep 15, 2018

Good interpretation, logic reason

автор: Kelly J C

Dec 02, 2019

The course content was relevant.

автор: Marike B

Jun 03, 2019

Great course - very informative!

автор: Mikaela M

Sep 04, 2017

wonderful inspirational course

автор: Kiran G

Jan 02, 2018

Eye opener for any teacher!!