Ferdinand von Prondzynski, vice-chancellor of Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, thinks so. He took to his website, A University Blog, to make that very point.
“A year or two ago a number of people who wanted to grab a bit of public attention in higher education claimed loudly that MOOCs (‘massive open online courses’) were the future, and that all universities would have to go down this route,” he writes – linking to a Times Higher Education article from last year in which Don Nutbeam, vice-chancellor of the University of Southampton, urged institutions to produce Moocs or face dire consequences. “It’s Mooc or die. More to the point, do it quickly,” Professor Nutbeam said at the time.
Despite the lack of a declared business plan for both universities and Mooc platforms, Professor von Prondzynski continues, “the hype continued to roll and seemed to have the capacity to persuade rational commentators that MOOCs were the future
Released by permission of Dr Ali Al-Sherbaz. Work is by Mina Alaa Hussein The project aims to evaluate and analyse of Medium Access Control (MAC) protocol for …
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The project aims to evaluate and analyse of Medium Access Control (MAC) protocol for Vehicular Ad hoc Networks (VANETs) to achieve high reliability and low delay delivery of safety related messages as well as provide QoS requirements for non-safety messages
At a recent event hosted by the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences, neuroscientists and cognitive psychologists got together with film makers to discuss what both groups have learned---the scientists through painstaking experiments and...
Education Week News Oculus Rift Fueling New Vision for Virtual Reality in K-12 Education Week News And research that PublicVR and others have conducted suggests that immersive virtual-reality technologies help students learn by giving them an...
Like many nine-year-olds, Stanley Strum spends a lot of time building things in Minecraft, the immersive game that lets your create your own mini-universe. The game has many tools. But Stanley is one of many players taking the game a step further by building entirely new features into the game. And, more than that, he’s…
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I love the combination of games and making movies that Machinima is all about.
Hi guys, I’m very happy to have a guest blogger Andrew Mills, posting about a super way to teach computer programming for kids, Andrew’s going to talk about why it’s important for children to be able to code and is going to introduce a very clever and fun way to teach children about coding. You […]
Times of Oman Feel a virtual reality world CANOE "Touching is an important part of human communication but virtual reality has until now been lacking it," its chief executive Natsuo Koda told a press conference.
FLIR has just shown a dramatic spectrum of Formula 1 racing you may not have even realized you were missing: full infrared. The company filmed Red Bull's RB8 F1 car doing donuts at the Gamma Racing Day in Assen using its FLIR X6580sc and other...
Gamers helping UW in Ebola research The Seattle Times It is made with a harmless strain of bacteria using recombinant DNA technology, and the peptides are made with yeast, using genetic-engineering techniques.
Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web 25 years ago. So it’s worth a listen when he warns us: There’s a battle ahead. Eroding net neutrality, filter bubbles and centralizing corporate control all threaten the web’s wide-open spaces.