#CORPUSMOOC: Week 8: A Swearing Extravaganza

This week looking at ‘swearing’ as it is used within language .. so there’s a disclaimer, some of the comments: The use of 'bad language' seems to me to be very cultural specific. For example, young people seems to use it more often than old people. And I see variation of what's considered as 'bad language' between registers and dialects. For example, the same person would never use bad language at work but he probably…

WTC Mooc: Week 3: Living the Christian Story – Exodus (@WTCTheology)

Core Reading Exodus 1:1-15 (or chapters 1-15, but there’s only 10!) through to the story of the Plagues … but overall a story of oppression leading to recreation? Dempster Israel is becoming ‘many’ as ordained at creation… but there are several obstacles to be overcome first. Seen alone, misses the ‘new humanity’ destined to restore creation blessing to the world. With Moses, see how it harks back to e.g. Noah, and forward to Israelite experiences.…

MOOCS need more interaction? (@timeshighered)

Currently undertaking three variants of online courses or MOOCs, and largely listening, taking notes, sharing some notes, with the occasional bit of conversation. Ironically the one with most conversation is the one that I'm not sharing via blogging as it's personal development! “Recent Moocs have taken an instructivist approach, with course materials created by a university and delivered by video and text…it can be a lonely experience,” it says. “There is more that can be…

WTC MOOC: TH49X1: Living the Christian Story: Sin & Redemption (Week 2) @WTCTheology

Core Reading Genesis 3-4; 12: For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” Romans 8: For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. Revelation 21-22 : No longer will there be anything accursed, but the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in…

WTC MOOC: TH49X1: Living the Christian Story: Creation (Week 1) // @WTCTheology

So, I'm a little late starting this one, but I can see a two-fold benefit from it. 1) I do theology every day, but am "a little hazy" about the terminology, the core names (or 'meaty theologians' as someone put it earlier) 2) I get to see a second online course in action and think what works/what I'd improve: Intro: Module Rationale and Overview: The premise of this module is that an enriched and engaged…