MOOCs and persistence

1. I’m coming round to the view that some blended use of MOOCish activity might be possible in FE. I’m not sure about the 16-19 students though.
2.George Siemens was searching for the word resilience in his talk. He also called it ‘grit’ (very American!) and persistence. I think students have to be weaned onto resilience. I once read Claxton who argued that girls in school have less resilience because they tend to do things very conscientiously and are afraid of failing. Boys fail early on because they are not so conscientious  but that makes them more resilient.
George Siemens also suggested that students need to be self-motivating and to take responsibility for their own learning if they are to be successful. I suppose that way they become more resilient and can cope with the highs and lows.



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