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Massive Open Online Classes Need to Go Back to Their Airy-Fairy Roots

Massive Open Online Classes Need to Go Back to Their Airy-Fairy Roots | Innovations in e-Learning | Scoop.it
This back-to-school season has also brought a wide range of developments in the online education space known as MOOCs: massively open online courses.
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well balanced article..loved this" A representative argument of college faculty against MOOCs is that “real” constructivist-style learning is impossible in an online environment. To which I can only be reminded of Clarke’s First Law, that “When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.”

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Big Thinkers: Sasha Barab on New-Media Engagement

A professor of learning sciences at Indiana University explains how new-media literacies are creating new opportunities for student participation.

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Where's the Courseware Revolution? What If STUDENTS Created Public, Online Courses For Others? | HASTAC

Where's the Courseware Revolution? What If STUDENTS Created Public, Online Courses For Others? | HASTAC | Innovations in e-Learning | Scoop.it

Cathy Davidson: "“What’s clear is that it is time to move beyond the initial experimental stages and start thinking of mobile as a platform for organizational performance. … The time to get on top of mobile is now, as the market has matured to the point where we can see real benefits on a pragmatic basis.”

 

"...we shouldn't stick with "flipping" the classroom. We should use the technologies available to "make it do cartwheels....That requires not the passive receiving of content from a teacher (the flipping model doesn't change that) but students being actively engaged in the production, transmission, and broadcasting of knowledge--co-teaching, co-learning, co-researching."

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