Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2012: MOOCs

Audrey Watters, Hack Education, Dec 07, 2012
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Excellent overview of 2012, "The Yera of the MOOC". Audrey Watters writes, "It was students — two from India and one from Canada — who created what I think is the among most important MOOC innovations this year — 6.003z... MITx had no plans to offer the follow-up class to 6.002x. So Bhave took matters into his own hands, creating his own open online course with help from two other members of the 6.002 learning community – a class based on a blend of MIT OpenCourseWare and student-created materials. 'Taking matters into your own hands' (and 'taking learning into your own hands') is one of the most empowering things that the MOOCs can offer. But while they do offer the chance for anyone to sign up and learn, the ease with which you can drop in is echoed in the ease with which you can drop out."

See also Audrey Watters's other four top trends in eduation for 2012:

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