Our course could be your life(style): Tales of MOOC revisiting learners 2015-2020

Abstract Many studies have identified crucial factors that impact learner engagement in online courses, particularly free to join courses like MOOCs and have explored aspects of openness, freeness, production values, retention strategies and the impact of MOOCs on digital teaching and learning, but little has been said about learners who continue to revisit the same MOOC, their intention to revisit and then their behaviour when actually revisiting. This study explored the unique learner cohort of an open-ended skills-based MOOC and through the analysis of learner comments, it examined the behaviour,…

I don’t always require an affirmation, but when I do, I prefer the Bene Gesserit’s litany against fear

Inspired by Tom Woodwards’s Dune-themed tweet on 24 April 2014, Rhys Fulber and Bill Leeb’s production on Fear Factory’s Fear Is the Mindkiller EP and the Bene Gesserit’s litany against fear and based on Jan Vantomme’s Drawing text and Running your sketch on an Android device  Processing recipes on Github, I created this portable litany against fear as a fun exercise in combining , expanding and learning further from the recipes I’ve worked through so far. Extending the functionality I’d like to extend the portable litany against fear by creating functionality that allows for use of: sound…

Meet MONOLITH

Meet MONOLITH, my new bike. MONOLITH or MONO for short, is a 2021 Merida Speeder 20 Flat Bar Road Bike in Anthracite/Black. It reminds me of the monolith in 2021: a space odyssey. I ride mostly at night because that’s when I have free time – it’s also relatively quiet out and about at that time. Out riding with MONO pic.twitter.com/qwZFfkY6KM — Rowan Peter 📡🛠🛹❤🤘 (@rowan_peter) October 26, 2021

Show, Demo & Inspo

I wanted a way for the team to easily share stuff (that inspires or demonstrates work they’ve done, and more) with each other that didn’t necessarily require them to identify themselves, if the didn’t want to. I chose Padlet because it’s quick, allows anonymous posting, we already have an account with them, and it does good job of managing all the embed types and making them look good, and works one all devices. The tagline is… Experienced something that resonates with you? Whatever it is, share it and inspire others!

#800×80

The other day I discovered #800×80, an art project by @arc4g and @lochieaxon, and since then I’ve been having so much fun goofing-off and creating and sharing animated gifs in a “weird resolution” with some supremely talented and amazingly skilled like-minded people on Twitter – we need more weird resolution art, right? Joining the #800×80 fray pic.twitter.com/uOhkXTGEfi — Rowan Peter 📡🛠🛹❤🤘 (@rowan_peter) September 15, 2021 treee leeves #800×80 #WeirdResolutionArt pic.twitter.com/Fj5zBbjrie — Rowan Peter 📡🛠🛹❤🤘 (@rowan_peter) September 16, 2021 Hugs #800×80 #WeirdResolutionArt pic.twitter.com/gtsZ2ucW29 — Rowan Peter 📡🛠🛹❤🤘 (@rowan_peter) September 16, 2021…

Automation & Tooling – why not consider them as helpful colleagues and team members

For a while I’ve been thinking about how adopt a different approach to tooling in our team, beyond nameless and obtuse groups of tools built on google sheets that record and reveal information about our projects. I think there’s value in considering these tools more like colleagues and team members with position descriptions and real roles to perform. I also think there’s value in extending the metaphor to the point of giving these team members names, for fun and function. Meet the team Introducing Wanda, Dennis, Terry, Justin, Gordon, Velma,…

“Learner revisitation of the same MOOC: formative feedback and its impact” at the Virtual FLAN Meeting: 24.08.21

Although the goal of this research was to investigate enrolment data, learner activity data and themes identified from comments made by revisiting learners between 2015 and 2020 to identify the factors that contribute to learners revisiting a MOOC, this presentation will focus on the contribution that formative feedback made to learner revisiting.

My first instanced geometry

Building on the momentum of making my way through my very, very first noise displacement tutorial, I had a go at Polyhop’s instancing geometry in TouchDesigner tutorial. Again, you literally start with a ‘blank canvas’ and then slowly build up a network that results in a fun and visually interesting output. My key takeaways It’s possible to assemble 3D forms from various geometry with a merge SOP. You can use Python expressions to access parameters e.g., scale and height of spheres at the end of the tube – super cool…

My first noise displacement

Super-stoked about taking my very first steps with the visual coding software TouchDesigner by making my way through Polyhop’s Noise Displacement Tutorial – it’s a fun tutorial with just the right amount of detail designed especially for first timers like me. You literally start with a ‘blank canvas’ and then over time slowly build up to something something visually interesting and fun to play with – I’m most likely going to adopt this workflow while I’m still finding my feet with TouchDesigner. My key takeaways Learning how to chain together…

Content and code management – tooling

Today I spoke to the team about how we might explore the use of a tool/service that allows us to easily store, manage and share regularly used content and/or code snippets. I was really interested in hearing from them if exploring the use of tools/service is something worth doing? Remembering this is not so much about creating cookie-cutter courses (because they’re all individual and unique), but more about creating readily reusable code that forms the foundation. An example – while the set of Arts translation and interpreting courses are based…

VOMIT WRITING TASK #5: VOMIT SCAPE

Vomit writing tasks to define and slowly refine my research paper for the last two units (EDX703/704) in my Masters. Introduction and literature review Since their emergence in the mid-2000s, massive open online courses (MOOC) have been predicated on making learning available to everyone, and at scale. Much effort has been spent analysing data generated by MOOC participants (eg., Guo, Kim & Rubin, 2014; Savage, 2009; Wang, 2017) to determine if video production methods, format, style, type or even duration has the capacity to solely influence student learning and engagement.…

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