MOOCF == Massive Open Online Course Flipped

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MOOCF stands for Massive Open Online Course Flipped. This blog recommends that Alberta’s Computer Science Education (CSE) teachers rapaidly incorporate MOOCF strategies into Alberta’s Computer Science Eduction (CSE) that they teach.

“Flip teaching (or flipped classroom) is a form of blended learning which encompasses any use of technology to leverage the learning in a classroom, so a teacher can spend more time interacting with students instead of lecturing.” (Flip teaching. In Wikipedia. Retrieved 6 ...

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Does Your CS 101 Enrollment Exceed 200,000?

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Udacity MOOC Courses
Udacity MOOC Courses

Udacity’s Computer Science 101 course enrollment exceeds 200,000!   The Udacity MOOC university-level Computer Science courses are free, scalable, interactive, collaborative and motivating.   The Udacity MOOC model of educational delivery is arguably more effective and egalitarian than the traditional brick and mortar campus.   The MOOC will flourish.   Will traditional campuses survive?

If I taught high school Computer Science today, ...

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Computational Thinking in CTF and CSE – A Proposed On-line University Course for 2015

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In 2014 the U of A’s Secondary Education Department offered a hybrid (on-line and face-to-face) undergraduate/graduate course designed to promote computing oriented Project Based learning. The course was primarily aimed at pre-service and in-service teachers interested in offering computing oriented projects for the new Career Technology Foundations (CTF) program and for the Computer Science Education (CSE) Occupational Area of the CTS program. Unfortunately the course was under subscribed and had to be cancelled. However an email follow-up with ...

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Moodle 2.0 Is Great & Free!

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We are witnessing a hugely significant sea-change in strategies for supporting learning and teaching in our province. I refer to the opportunity for every teacher to have their very own teaching web site.

Moodle now allows us to freely share resources and courseware with colleagues without so many legalistic and technical encumbrances. We can freely legally download, copy and share Moodle software and content because it is copywritten under a GNU General Public License.

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Will Smart Phone Apps … Replace The Web?

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a modern state if people don’t have a camera phone in ...

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