MOOCs, SPOCs and next generation Open Access Learning
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Examining the development of the Massive Open Online Course and its variants.
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MOOC madness takes its toll.

MOOC madness takes its toll. | MOOCs, SPOCs and next generation Open Access Learning | Scoop.it

It seems as if it’s been a very long time since I’ve written anything about MOOCs. To be honest, I’ve been avoiding clicking on MOOC links entirely in order to avoid the urge to write about them. Unfortunately for everyone, last week I accidentally came across a story with a MOOC section so scary that it should send shivers down every faculty member’s spine everywhere.


Via Peter Mellow, Miloš Bajčetić
Kim Flintoff's insight:

Highlights many of the concerns and misconceptions around MOOCs - there are many drivers and most commentary does not even consider the total system of interactions that is making MOOCs appealing in many places. 

My prediction is that people not able to conceive of the scalable and accessible education system and the data streams that MOOCs can provide will be the ones who begin to struggle with the emerging global economy.

 

MOOCs are not an end... and I think that's what many people miss.

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OPINION: Are MOOCs Really the Future of the University? (EdSurge News)

OPINION: Are MOOCs Really the Future of the University? (EdSurge News) | MOOCs, SPOCs and next generation Open Access Learning | Scoop.it
What is the cost of MOOCs for society at large? Who profits? And who loses?
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A MOOC Delusion: Why Visions to Educate the World Are Absurd - WorldWise - The Chronicle of Higher Education

A MOOC Delusion: Why Visions to Educate the World Are Absurd - WorldWise - The Chronicle of Higher Education | MOOCs, SPOCs and next generation Open Access Learning | Scoop.it

The following is a guest post by Ghanashyam Sharma, an assistant professor in writing and rhetoric at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

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