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MOOC students comments on what majkes a good xMOOC

By Terry Anderson 22 May 2013 @ 5:25am Comments (1)

Interestign report from interviews with 6 students who have enrolled in many xMOOCs. Note stress on "prof as superstar" and need for clarity and organization. Not much room for emergence.



  • There are some clues in that article on what the "market" will be for MOOCs, and how traditional universities can differentiate themselves. A MOOC is not a serious course, it seems. It is for dilletantes, and information junkies and others with curiosity. It is not for serious learners, not for people who want to be experts in their field, and not for those who want to develop a depth and breadth of understanding. A MOOC has limitations right out of the box, not even in terms of implementation, but in terms of student expectations and how it will be used.


    I think we have to have some big time discussions on what distinguishes a real, 13 week university course (online or not) from a MOOC.


    Mike Sosteric May 24, 2013 - 8:11am

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