Phil Hill’s diagram of MOOC (Massive Open Online Course)

As I was researching about network learning communities, I had a good discussion with my cohort about “demographics” – Who are the students ? Are they real ? Digital identity issues surfaced about the participants data. A further dig into the discussion about xMOOC and cMOOC in student authentication will become important. The need for Heterogeneous E-Learning Portal (HELP) is becoming significant.

cMOOC is the Connectivist MOOC led by Siemens

xMOOC is the Instructivist MOOC

So far, I like this discussion from Gordon


Digital Resident and Visitor by David White (Oxford)

I was participating a MooC today. in fact it is an archive (speaking of Web Archiving) and there were two learning for the day.

First, it never cross my mind that Elluminate is now part of BlackBoard. BB acquired Wimba just a short while back as well. So these ONLINE TOOLS now will be more expensive – enterprise level of pricing. Time to disrupt, perhaps from SmoothWeb ?

I also stumbled upon this blog from David White (Oxford) who is involved in a JISC funded project and his theory/notions of

Digital Resident and Visitor –

More details here .== at his blog

Meet Informatics Education Ltd – Pioneering MLEARN in Asia HE/FE sector

Mobile Learning as used in Formal Education, Assessment and accredited has been much talked about, but I recently had an opportunity to review a company (yes a company) that is listed in the main board of Singapore Stock Exchange that had Mobile Learning as a strategy since 2003.

Informatics Education is based in Singapore – and have a worldwide network of education centers and is the investor/owner of UK NCC Education (a company that certifies and offer Computer/ICT curriculum). Informatics Education does not offer degree courses but works with partnering university around the world.

The company’s annual report did not disclose the amount of revenue it derives through e-learning or mobile learning but maintain an active interest to augment the delivery and pedagogy of using latest technologies. Some of the websites of this can be found at the following links

Telco meet and China E-Learning market study

Today was a big day for a couple of reason. I just had a first meeting with HK’s largest telco, celco, ISP and TV franchise (all-in-one) and through a contact I had knew for a while. And it marks the beginning to build traction and content partnership, inching our progress towards 2014 disruptive innovation.

As I also started my B.D work with my China partnership, I start evaluating various opportunities. Canada’s B.C government actually had published a report on the E-Learning opportunity available in PRC China. (see this link ; this report says Asia Pacific and all I really see is China. There are however some real good source of information for research and business case study. and – a search/directory/e-learning list similar to our CB. – a e-learning portal – a e-learning portal (a NYSE:EDU) which has and with Search course at

An expert in a particular field – a PhD student’s dream

You have to be silly like me to go study/research for a PhD degree at age 44. and this is exactly what I am challenging myself. This is not easy, but when I had determined 2.5 years ago that I want to be an expert in Mobile Learning, I was really determined. The task begins with getting this DOMAIN NAME. Yes. Domain Name first – a brand, a personal branding effort.

And the recognition is slowly paying off.