TED Talks Rice University professor Richard Baraniuk explains the vision behind Connexions, his open-source, online education system. It cuts out the textbook, allowing teachers to share and modify course materials freely, anywhere in the world.
At the forefront of this movement have been Open Educational Resources (OER) and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs); educational projects which claim significant advances in utilising Internet technology to challenge the dominant .....
I feel that it is the 'Course' element of the MOOC acronym that constrains our thinking (the 'Massive' is a close second), so this is exactly the component that I hope to avoid in moving this #etmooc project toward the vision of an #unmooc.
"Daphne Koller is enticing top universities to put their most intriguing courses online for free -- not just as a service, but as a way to research how people learn. Each keystroke, comprehension quiz, peer-to-peer forum discussion and self-graded assignment builds an unprecedented pool of data on how knowledge is processed and, most importantly, absorbed."