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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Vomit Writing Task #4: ‘Incremental chunks’

Vomit writing tasks to define and slowly refine my research paper for the last two units (EDX703/704) in my Masters. 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., […]

Vomit Writing Task #3: ‘EXPOSITORY VOM’

Vomit writing tasks to define and slowly refine my research paper for the last two units (EDX703/704) in my Masters. These factors may seem elementary for a single instance or one-off run of a MOOC, but what of revisiting learners – those learners who repeatedly join and then continue to actively participate in the same […]

Vomit Writing Task #2: ‘Report, Relate & Evaluate’

Vomit writing tasks to define and slowly refine my research paper for the last two units (EDX703/704) in my Masters. Repeat learners or revisiting learners are learners who have self-identified as having completed more than one run of either of Monash’s mindfulness course on FutureLearn between 2016 and 2020. Results indicate that revisiting learners chose […]

Vomit Writing Task #1 – ‘Vividness’ & ‘Intention to revisit’

Vomit writing tasks to define and slowly refine my research paper for the last two units (EDX703/704) in my Masters. Vividness is defined as the quality of being very clear, powerful and detailed in your mind. When applied to digital experiences, through the use of multimedia components such as video, text, voice and animation, for […]

I only get to skate at night, mostly

Skating during the day is a challenge, given WFH and the COVID-19 restrictions on skateparks here in Melbourne. Under the cover of darkness, I head out for a skate. I only get to skate at night, mostly. #RepossedToSkate #Skateboarding pic.twitter.com/3PY2ZqvEE1 — RepossessedToSkate (@REP2SKATE) April 27, 2020

Feeding, mounting and cleaning-up after creatures in No Man’s Sky

I’ve only just started playing No Man’s Sky with my two children, which we’ve been thoroughly enjoying. The creative mode, or the mode where you’re not required to survive, has brought the most enjoyment so far, particular feeding/baiting/training/befriending the local fauna, mounting them and then cleaning-up their faecal matter. Much hilarity for the kids!

I got to skate, late tonight

At the best of times, it’s a challenge to find time to skate. It’s either under the cover of darkness, first thing in the morning or late at night. This time it was late at night. Yes! Let’s skate (and film) together once I’ve found some form, fitness and first tries on this weird thing, […]

From down below, to up above. We’re ‘Puking Love’.

I’ve formed a three-piece DIY-Garage-Grind-Fam-Core band with my two children. We’re called Puking Love, and we’re love-sick. We sing about all the things that matter to people that are 7, 9 and 40+ years of age – homework, increasing vocabulary, chores, screen time, and more. 'F word' live on #DS106RADIO – MON 30 MARCH, 2020 […]

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