Talks

The Cloud and You MOOC and eBook

21 March 2015, Barcamp Gold Coast 11, Coomera TAFE

I gave an overview of creating The Cloud and You MOOC on Udemy and showed the revenue such as it was to March 2015. Then I explained the genesis of the Kindle book and the tools I eventually used to create that online.

Resources: Sway


Experiences with MOOCs: Challenges and Opportunities

5 April 2013, Faculty of Business, Bond University

I review the current state and trends in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) that are available in considerable numbers from elite higher education institutions and private for-profit providers. I detail my own experiences as a student on several MOOCs over the past 18 months and comment upon the pedagogical aspects that appeared to work well or proved to be stumbling blocks. Some technology platforms for building MOOCs are surveyed with a view to allow existing academic staff to offer their own MOOCs. The talk concludes with a discussion of whether there is a place for MOOCs within traditional higher education and how they might benefit or supplement the offerings of an institution like Bond.

Resources: screencast (YouTube), slides (SpeakerDeck), slides (Slideshare), reference links


Activity 25 Reflecting on Openness: Open Education #h817open

10 May 2013, online

My reflections on openness video for activity 25 for the Open Education MOOC #h817open instructed by Martin Weller for the Open University UK.

Resources: screencast (YouTube), slides (SpeakerDeck), slides (Slideshare), reference links


Barcamp Gold Coast 9: MOOCs March On

18 August 2012, Gold Coast TechSpace

An update on the staggering progress of Massive Open Online Courses and my own experience to date.

Resources: Slides


Barcamp Gold Coast 8: Messing with MOOCs

3 June 2012, Gold Coast TechSpace

My thoughts and experiences with Massive Open Online Courses from Udacity and Coursera

Resources: Slides


Personal Comments: IS University Engagement Workshop

28 January 2011, Bond University

A screencast of some personal comments on services provided by IS as input to the workshop discussions.

Resources: Slides, screencast

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