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Why We Fear MOOCs – The Conversation


Why We Fear MOOCs – The Conversation – The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Fear?  Moocs?

“As hybrids, they defy easy categorization and threaten to upset the tidy categories we have for judging who is and is not college-educated. Like monsters, MOOCs threaten to disrupt our social world and bring chaos in their wake.”

The unknown has always challenged our sensibilities.  But the evolution of technology and education has gained significant momentum.  The best strategy is probably to get on board – at some level.  But are traditional bricks and mortar institutions ready to give up the turnstyle and massive investments in concrete and parking lots?

Thanks to  – The Chronicle of Higher Education


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Who’s afraid of the big bad MOOC?

Who’s afraid of the big bad MOOC?.

The UK weighs in on MOOC.  Great to read unbiased opinions about the movement and to know its global not just a US phenomenon.

Thanks to Steve Wheelers Blogger Blog

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Users grade free online courses

Users grade free online courses | Inside Higher Ed.

Inside Higher Ed gives us a fresh view of the ways that MOOCs are now being evaluated.  Finally!

Our position has been that we are in a transitional time when accreditation, standards, funding, and student outcomes are being scrutinized more than ever.

The future seems exciting, but we need to extend the conversation.

Thanks to Ry Rivard and Inside Higher Ed

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