Twitter Updates: 2013-05-31 to 2013-06-06

  • Hanging at Wegmans, which is to bricks-and-mortar what Amazon is to e-commerce. Why go anywhere else? ->
  • So is the MOOC land-grab over? In search/portals, social networking, and social media, the 2nd generation sites won, but not here it seems. ->
  • Open source EdX could be the Mozilla of the MOOC world, but lacks the hidden Google subsidy. ->
  • Without a Mozilla/Creative Commons of MOOCs, restrictive policies win through inertia. ->
  • I'm continually shocked how many people don't get why faculty would want to give content away. Hint: we're not in the content business. ->
  • I'm trying to understand why everyone has such a hard time imagining Coursera can walk and chew gum @ the same time. http://t.co/UOSLrs3BDT ->
  • Part of the confusion about online learning is the dot-com legacy emphasis on the primary of the "business model." ->
  • Very few new businesses win because they have better models; they win because they are awesome, and then execute & scale. ->
  • Interesting thought. MOOCs may help us understand how much of the income bump from college degrees is the credential vs. other benefits. ->
  • Nonprofit colleges should be wary of new breed of for-profit players (essay) | Inside Higher Ed http://t.co/BS0fop6e2W ->
  • There's nothing quite like finding a Claude Shannon reference in an unfinished David Foster Wallace novel. ->
  • I'm at Brooklyn Flea Philly (Philadelphia, PA) w/ 52 others http://t.co/uZJ9NPpLzy ->
  • Do the Best Professors Get the Worst Ratings? | Psychology Today http://t.co/44DYO03KTt ->
  • The study suggesting students learn less from the better lecturers shows the divide I've been emphasizing between motivation and learning. ->
  • With friends like Andy Kessler, it's hard being a serious pro-MOOC professor. Such fuzzy logic and numbers. http://t.co/N4PgLP0tHf ->
  • Already 6,000 students on the watchlist for the next session of my Gamification MOOC. Hoping to announce dates soon! http://t.co/e1GSV9e6Qb ->
  • I wish I could set up an open-source EdX instance to compare with Coursera, and have an open channel for non-proprietary MOOC content. ->
  • European Commission plans Net Neutrality mandate. The pendulum has swung the opposite direction there vs. the US. http://t.co/3BZmj8MUNc ->
  • I'm thinking maybe MOOCs give us a chance for a do-over on all the awful, awful online education and training out there. ->
  • How about this one: http://t.co/J9nrRBlIsd RT @nuria_trigueros: Can you recommend me a short and funny video to show how gamification works? ->
  • Twitterverse — any ideas? MT @leaseball: I am looking for examples of charities that have effectively used gamification for fundrasing. ->