30 novembre 2013

As the growth of MOOCs accelerates, the field is “rapidly fragmenting”

Five years after the first massive open online course (MOOC) was launched, there are over 300 MOOCs in Europe and over 700 outside of Europe. Furthermore, these numbers are growing. 
“I think a big challenge for academia is in working through notions of MOOC pedagogy and working as creatively as we can with the idea of how we deliver teaching at such massive scale,” said Dr. Bayne. She noted that some of the distinctions within the field are losing their validity. MOOCs are often classified as either xMOOCs (content-oriented) or cMOOCs (process-oriented), but there are now many courses that either breach the two camps or that do not fit into either one
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