http://hastac.org/files/imagecache/homepage_50/pictures/picture-79-873560aec16bee4b69793f2fa0fbd715.jpgBy Cathy Davidson. I’m keeping an account of everything I and my colleagues are doing to produce a Coursera MOOC on “The History and Future of (Mostly Higher) Education” because the MOOC Mania of the moment is a distraction from the real and serious issues facing higher education today.  Real research by people involved with the details of preparing for and teaching MOOCs as well as research on who is taking MOOCs and why is necessary to de-mystify the wild and crazy predictions (good and ill) of the moment.
MOOCs are the video games of 2013. Everyone is talking about them (remember how "Grand Theft Auto" was the end of civilization as we knew it?), there's a lot of nonsense. Read more...