Due to the introduction of edX and the start of the MOOC of Coursesites quiet a lot of interesting articles have appeared about MOOCs this last week. Here is a selection:
- Doug Holton - What’s the “problem” with MOOCs?
This article is about improving MOOCs with problem based learning. MOOLE = Open Education + Problem-based learning.
- Steve Carson and Philipp Schmidt - The Massive Open Online Professor
this article is about the role of the professor in a MOOC, especially the really large scale classes with more than a couple of thousand students.
- Bon Steward - the problem with EdX: a MOOC by any other name?
this brand-new Mother of All MOOCs is, in the end, likely to do as much preserving of the traditional structures of education – especially in terms of learning – than it is to disrupt them.
- Ignatia - Selecting meaningful #socialmedia tools for a #MOOC or #PLN
A big part of setting up an open, online course (e.g. MOOC) is the selection of meaning social media tools. This blog gives a nice overview.
- Jonathan Rees - What’s the difference between a MOOC and the University of Phoenix?
Is it “branding” or “not much at all”?
- Fred Haas - Thoughts on the Curtis Bonk MOOC and Learning Management Systems
Reflections on Curtis Bonk's MOOC.
- Sherman Dorn - HypeX: What edX can and can’t do
Three cases in which the MOOC model will work according to Sherman