Monthly Archives: January 2014

Learner-Centered Instruction in MOOCs

Modern education is currently at a crossroads. Steadily marching down one road are MOOCs—the massive online courses that are changing the way teachers teach and the way learners learn, both online and in the classroom. Charging down the other is … Continue reading

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Key Factors in MOOC Success, Part 2

As we saw in the previous post, real data on MOOCs is just starting to become available. Using the results of studies, as well as the combined experiences of instructors and learners, we can start to define the factors that … Continue reading

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Key Factors in MOOC Success, Part 1

MOOCs (at least the most popular types) have been around for about a year and a half now. They have been tried in different formats and with different audiences, many educators have written about their experiences of teaching MOOCs, and … Continue reading

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Why MOOCs? Why Now?

“MOOCs will destroy education!” “MOOCs are wonderful / terrible / game changing innovations / over-hyped gimmicks!” “MOOCs are the future!” “MOOCs are dead!” If you’ve been paying attention to the MOOC news over the past year or so, you’ve undoubtedly … Continue reading

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