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elearnspace › MOOCs are really a platform, by George Siemens

elearnspace › MOOCs are really a platform, by George Siemens | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it

"MOOCs, regardless of underlying ideology, are essentially a platform. Numerous opportunities exist for the development of an ecosystem for specialized functionality in the same way that Facebook, iTunes, and Twitter created an ecosystem for app innovation."

 

 


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Peter B. Sloep's curator insight, February 7, 2013 4:32 PM

The discussion on what MOOCs are continuous, this post by George Siemens sums up some key elements: the ideological difference between x-MOOCs and c-MOOCs, MOOC as a platform, the issue of scaling (massive content duplication, not massive teacher support), and a comment by Rory McGreal to the effect that Open Universities have been doing MOOC-like stuff for ages already. (@pbsloep)

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What’s right and what’s wrong about Coursera-style MOOCs

What’s right and what’s wrong about Coursera-style MOOCs | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it

Daphne Koller, one of the two founders of Coursera, describes some of the key features of the Coursera MOOCs, and the lessons she has learned to date about teaching and learning from these courses. The video is well worth watching, just for this


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