Summarizing All MOOCs in One Slide: Market, Open and Dewey | e-Assessment | Scoop.it

Interesting article exploring the concept of 'open' education...

 

"1) Are you trying to make a billion dollars? And 2) Do you believe education can be delivered?...

 

By comparing the Market and Open courses, we can see that a corruption is taking place in the meaning of the word "Open" in the MOOC acronym. The original Open meant open registration and open license. The open license meaning is blurred by referring to proprietary courses as open.

 

Consider the attention gap between the Market/Open and the Dewey MOOCs. The Dewey MOOCs were first, are more theoretically developed, and there have been more of them. That said, vast sums of money are pouring into the creation of courses about content delivery, and these are getting a great deal of media attention. At the same time, creative educators are using very similar technologies to create massive courses about experience rather than simply content delivery. This pattern shows itself frequently in education technology...."


Via Susan Bainbridge, grainnehamilton