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How NOT to Design a MOOC: The Disaster at Coursera and How to Fix it

How NOT to Design a MOOC: The Disaster at Coursera and How to Fix it | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

I don’t usually like to title a post with negative connotations, but there is no way to put a positive spin on my experience with the MOOC I’m enrolled in through Coursera, Fundamentals of Online Education: Planning and Application.The course so far is a disaster, ‘a mess’ as numerous students have called it. Ironically, the learning outcome of the course is to create our own online course. To be fair, there are some good points to the course, but there are significant factors contributing to a frustrating course experience for students, myself included.


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The Myths of Online Learning - Forbes

The Myths of Online Learning - Forbes | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
More than one-third – six million – of all students in higher education took at least one online course in the fall of 2011. Yet despite its growing popularity, online learning continues to be seen in a negative light by politicians, regulators, and some members of the academic community, especially faculty.

There are six commonly heard myths that are often used to denigrate this form of instruction.


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Can College Students Have it All – Learn When, Where and How They Want?

Can College Students Have it All – Learn When, Where and How They Want? | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Apparently they can – at least at University of Central Florida where students can choose between different learning options: online, face-to-face, hybrid and more… The University of Ce...
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