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Challenging MOOCs
"Rather, I worry that MOOCs will increasingly deliver all studies in a similarly “lite” version, that MOOCs will be unlikely to provide much critical analysis or equip students to develop any, particularly on topics where there are passionate feelings or entrenched opinions."
june 2015 by mcmorgan
MOOCs Are Usefully Middlebrow - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education
it's been said before, but this time with an unabashed middle-class stamp on it. "Problems arise only when we think of MOOCs as university courses rather than as learning for the masses.". And don't overlook the mplicit whack at all men corporate as middle-brow, as personified by Gates.
dh  moocs  xmooc 
december 2013 by mcmorgan
The Education Apocalypse #opened13
Audrey's keynote demythologizing the current salvation myths. Why not community instead of markets? only resist.
DE  opened  moocs 
november 2013 by mcmorgan
open letter to coursera
in the manner of a course proposal. Bob Meister
academia  coursera  mooc  moocs  xmooc 
may 2013 by mcmorgan
Ian Bogost - The Walled Kindergarten
Bogost on corporate control of MOOCs
moocs  xmooc 
may 2013 by mcmorgan
[Expletive Deleted] Ed-Tech #Edinnovation
Damn straight. Audrey Watters slaps the academo-corporate wonks a good un.
moocs  cmoocs 
may 2013 by mcmorgan
A New Era of Unfounded Hyperbole | Siva Vaidhyanathan | Cato Unbound
when Siva speaks, listen. "MOOCs, on the other hand, are more like fancy textbooks. They are all about the mass market and not the rich connectivity that established online courses offer their limited collection of students. MOOCs condense and fracture course material and present it in the pithiest, shallowest form. "
moocs  de 
march 2013 by mcmorgan
How to Save College | The Awl
Shirky on the deschooling: "And now here it is. And it turns out my job is to tell you not to trust us when we claim that there’s something sacred and irreplaceable about what we academics do. What we do is run institutions whose only rationale—whose only excuse for existing—is to make people smarter.

Sometimes we try to make ourselves smarter. We call that research. Sometimes we try to make our peers smarter. We call that publishing. Sometimes we try to make our students smarter. We call that teaching. And that’s it. That’s all there is. These are important jobs for sure, and they are hard jobs at times, but they’re not magic. And neither are we."

Sometimes it's not worth getting out of bed.
moocs  deschooling  de 
february 2013 by mcmorgan
XEducation – the Real Disruption isn’t Online Courses, it’s their Business Model | xED Book
The xMOOCs may look like higher ed adopting the Internet. But they’re discrete, pre-sanctioned, linear delivery methods for knowledge. They roll back 30+ years of pedagogical best practices, and revert to the “sage on the stage” method of mass transmission. They assume what needs to be known is known.
september 2012 by mcmorgan

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