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MOOCs are not magic.

Preparation and learning from similar online experiments from the past are needed for MOOCs to be successful.

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Submitted by nholland 1 year ago

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    MOOCs aren't magic, or a bullet, or a magic bullet. So much of what we have seen is marketing hype and elite universities using MOOCs as a way to market themselves to another audience. And now that we have them, the corporate founders are looking for problems that their solution could solve.

    Once educators familiar with the actual educational landscape (Coursera apparently just discovered that not all students are full time and have other competing priorities) begin working to refine the concept of a MOOC, then we might make some actual progress instead of just marketing progress.

    1 year ago