MOOCs and the Future

in Noteworthy
June 24th, 2013

A perspective from Cathy Davidson…

Over and over, MOOC Mania is swamping lessons learned over the last decades from all the other kinds and forms of creative, interactive online learning, distance education, continuing education, and open peer-to-peer learning. Faculty are freaking out because suddenly MOOCs are the only thing anyone seems to be talking about. It’s a takeover! The zombie apocalypse comes to academe! The problem is that, as with the video game hysteria, all the excitement distracts us from the seriousness and the range of problems and exciting possibilities for open, online, and classroom learning that deserve our serious attention.

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