22 octobre 2013

Is a MOOC a Textbook or a Course?

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/edtechresearcher/blog-EdTechResearcher02.jpg. What exactly is a MOOC? Like most interesting things in this world, the term avoids simple definition.
For instance, what constitutes a course? A particular body of knowledge to be delivered? Except maybe in the case of skill-based classes, like a writer's workshop. A start and end date? Except maybe in the case of self-paced, on-demand online courses. Interactions between students and instructors? Except maybe in the case of entirely computer-mediated courses or older correspondence courses. Certification or recognition of completion? Except in courses that don't offer them. A learning experience? That must be too broad, or sitting here reading this post would constitute a course. More...

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