While the potential of millions of people all collaborating on a single topic or subject in a shared learning environment is extremely exciting and revolutionary to say the least, the reality (at least for today) is far less likely to spark that collaborative brilliance that the origination of the MOOC platform initially promised.
Do corporate #MOOCs have a future? Read about it in this free whitepaper
Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have their detractors and their skeptics; while those offering MOOCs are wondering how to make money from the intellectual property that comprises these courses. Nonetheless, despite being relative newcomers to the online learning scene, MOOCs have already shown their potential to disrupt the academic and corporate learning worlds — in terms of price, technology and even pedagogy.
These days everyone has something to say about online courses and websites. There is so much of buzz about how these courses are becoming the top choice of professionals around the world who are dealing with time crunch. Thus, there…Read more ›
When most people think of massive open online courses (or MOOCs), they tend to think about them in the context of the educational space. However, the reality is that there are large corporations that are leveraging the power of MOOCs. In fact, some of the biggest corporate name
Martin Weller's new book The battle for open provides an excellent overview of the role of openness in higher education today. It charts the development of the main strands of openness (open access, MOOCs, open educational resources and open scholarship) and suggests that although the MOOC boom has made people more aware of the opportunities of open online education it is a false dawn.
All #MOOCs are eLearning but not all #eLearning are a MOOC! Read more!
Don’t like how the course is being run? FORK THE COURSE. Want to try a different way of talking about week three? FORK THE COURSE. We could have any number of people who are running separate installations of the course. Everyone could move to a new one. I have this crazy dream that we could end the course with 5, 20 100 courses all running with different people, with different ideas of how to talk about rhizomatic learning.