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Maha Bali’s blog about education

January 7, 2015
by Maha Bali
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The Truth about MOOCs (and err Learning in general)…

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe truth about MOOCs is, you can’t know for certain, in advance, how good of a learning experience it’s going to be… Until you’re in it. People at work tell me all the time about bad MOOCs they’ve registered for. … Continue reading

July 11, 2014
by Maha Bali
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On Subversion

Reading Time: 5 minutesI have been thinking about subversion/subersiveness for a couple of days. First because folks on the #clmooc facebook group have been talking about whether “hacking” necessarily contains an element of subversion, and second because of the whole story of the … Continue reading

April 23, 2014
by Maha Bali
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Q&A with @DaveCormier for @JPDUoB

Reading Time: 2 minutesWould you like to participate in a Q&A with Dave Cormier? I am conducting an interview with Dave Cormier for the Journal of Pedagogic Development, an open access journal on whose editorial board I currently serve. The focus of the interview … Continue reading

April 6, 2014
by balimaha
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#rhizo14 Sustenance for a Compulsive Writer with Impostor Syndrome

Reading Time: 6 minutesI’ve been wanting to write about my compulsive writing (I know, compulsive, right?) and impostor syndrome (the latter mentioned on facebook recently) and then Sandra commented on Sarah’s MOOCaholic blog post saying she was “sustained by the people” she met … Continue reading

April 5, 2014
by balimaha
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What Makes this MOOCaholic Complete MOOCs

Reading Time: 3 minutesI’m going to keep this post as short and punchy as possible, to get it out quickly. It is part of a new emerging research project for #rhizo14 that arose out of several different threads, including reaction to Martin Weller’s … Continue reading

March 14, 2014
by balimaha
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OERs, MOOCs, and dieting

Reading Time: 3 minutesThis is just a quick post re-capping thoughts from today’s twitter discussions and especially the #nwoerchat First, I want to point out that I remembered Rebecca Hogue’s great work on a framework for describing MOOCs and was compelled to share … Continue reading

February 27, 2014
by balimaha
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Liberating the oppressors and all such difficulties

Reading Time: 4 minutesFreire claims that “the great humanistic and historical task of the oppressed [is] to liberate themselves and their oppressors as well.” As with much critical pedagogy scholarship: easier said than done! I love the critical pedagogy literature. I love the … Continue reading

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