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Thoughts on the future of MOOCs

EDUCAUSE posted a short interview with me on the Future of MOOCs.  I sketch out three possible ways MOOCs could transform higher education.

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In Times Higher Education, on MOOCs

The London Times interviews me and the cMOOC founders about the state of MOOCs. There are some important points in the article.  George Siemens criticizes not only xMOOCs’ lack of experimentation, but their lack of currency: “the pedagogy employed by … Continue reading

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Talking with Howard Rheingold

Last week the great internet visionary and writer Howard Rheingold and I discussed technology, education, and the future.  We thought about MOOCs, going to college, liberal education, academic labor, online discussion, my Math Emporium analogy, the possibility of creating a … Continue reading

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Georgia Tech MOOC program: first thoughts

A new online learning initiative made waves this morning, as Georgia Tech partnered up with Udacity and AT&T to launch a MOOC-based master’s program.  Please read that link or the Chronicle’s story for background. I’d like to offer a few … Continue reading

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Talking about the future of education

One article recently carried my broodings on the future of education.  Campus Technology had a panel of futurists reacting to different technologies.  I took on MOOCs, among others: MOOCs are of great concern to campus leaders and stakeholders, from chief … Continue reading

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MOOCs instead of open education

I’ve been talking about open education with academics for the past year and a half.  I try to put everything out there: open education resources (OER), open access scholarship, open source software, open courses.  My NITLE colleague Lisa Spiro formulated nine (9) … Continue reading

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The next step for MOOCs?

How far will massively open online courses go? One limit to the impact of MOOCs has been their disconnection from college credit. Learners can work through as many MOOCs as they like for personal improvement, but without any impact on … Continue reading

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