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MOOCs : the elephant in the room? #openscot 27 June, 2013

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MOOCs: the elephant in the room

?

http://blogs.cetis.ac.uk/lmc/2013/06/05/what-do-futurelearns-terms-and-conditions-say-about-open-content/

http://nogoodreason.typepad.co.uk/no_good_reason/2013/05/you-can-stop-worrying-about-moocs-now.html

http://www.economist.com/news/international/21568738-online-courses-are-transforming-higher-education-creating-new-opportunities-best

“in 50 years there will be only ten universities left in the world.”

“opening new opportunities for the agile, and threatening doom for the laggard and mediocre.”

“The cost of the courses can be spread over huge numbers of students.”

“wholesale bankruptcies over the next decade among standard universities.”

“dropping indifferent lecturing or teaching to concentrate on something else,
such as brilliantly set and marked examinations”

How myths begin . . .

History

Image: David Kernohan

Image: Giulia Forsythe: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gforsythe/7549370822/

MOOCS and Open Education: Implications for Higher Education, Yuan & Powell, http://publications.cetis.ac.uk/2013/667
But we can . . .
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