29 janvier 2014

MOOC Musings After Day 1 #FutureEd (History/Future Higher Ed)

http://www.hastac.org/files/imagecache/Small/hastac-icon.jpgBy Cathy Davidson. Remember how, not so many months ago, June 2012 to be exact,  a Trustee forced UVA's president to resign because she didn't "solve" the problem of escalating costs by immediately, wholeheartedly, that-very-second jump onto the MOOC bandwagon?  Well, that was sure silly, wasn't it?
At the time, though, it was silly and horrific--that a technological solution so modest in scope could be seen as a "fix" to a thirty-year trend defunding public education by supposedly rational people made us all aware of how much power technology has, how ready humans are to believe technology can solve problems human hath wrought (as if humans aren't making the technology too). More...

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