Researching the Potential of K-12 MOOCsTuesday, June 18, 2013, 3:00-4:00 PM ET
MOOCs, also known as Massive Open Online Courses, have been called the Innovative Disruption and Top Tech Trend of the year (Watters, 2012). MOOCs can offer a break from the traditional system. Instead of offering elite education to a selected few, education is being offered to the masses, for free. By offering “open” online courses by qualified instructors from around the world, any learner can learn. What are the best practices of MOOCs and how can connectivist theory be applied to K-12 learning environments? This session will investigate open learning and how MOOCs have led to innovation and new opportunities in K-12 learning environments. Current research as well as potential for future research will be examined.
Via Dennis T OConnor