by Sean Michael Morris and Jesse Stommel
, home to MOOC MOOC
-- the MOOC about MOOCs -- is set to release another wild pedagogical experiment: a one-day, 24-hour MOOCathon aimed at what we call MOOCification.
MOOCification is really a kind of pillaging. You take what works about MOOCs, the best kinds of pedagogy they open up, and apply it to more traditional classes. Even on-ground classes can benefit from a networked, nodal learning experience.
MOOCification: to harness (in an instant) the power of a nodal network for learning. Rather than creating a course to structure a network, MOOCification relies on nodes to power a learning activity (or assignment). MOOCification also refers to a pedagogical approach inspired by MOOCs that is unleashed in an otherwise closed or small-format course.
This course will explore how MOOC pedagogies can be applied in on-ground, hybrid, and online environments. We will be joined by MOOC MOOC alum, Janine DeBaise
and Chris Friend
, who have each worked MOOC-inspired pedagogies into their on-ground teaching.
Hybrid Pedagogy is not just an academic journal, it is a journal of praxis. Pedagogy -- its nature, practice, innovation -- is always the journal’s focus. But rather than simply talk about pedagogy, we prefer to tamper with it and try it out on every conceivable scale. In 2012, Hybrid Pedagogy brought you MOOC MOOC, Twitter vs. Zombies
, Digital Writing Month
, and THATCamp Hybrid Pedagogy
. MOOC MOOC returned in January 2013, and set the stage for our next exploration into the world of MOOCs: the MOOCification MOOCathon.
Sponsored by Instructure, the creators of the Canvas Learning Management System, and featuring on-ground components at InstructureCon 2013
, the MOOCification MOOCathon will be a truly hybrid event.
Here’s how it works:
- On June 15th at 12:00 a.m. Eastern time, the MOOC will open. But get this: that same day, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time, the MOOC will close.
- On June 18th at 2:30 p.m. Eastern time, we’ll present an on-ground workshop at the Instructure conference. Simultaneously, new content will be released in the MOOCification MOOC so that those unable to attend on-ground will be able to follow along -- and participate using #moocmooc in the Twitter backchannel.
- On June 20 at 5:15 p.m. Eastern time, we’ll present a rapid-fire discussion of the MOOCification MOOCathon in a live-cast presentation streamed directly into the MOOC itself.