A New Use for MOOCs: Real-World Problem Solving

Zafrin Nurmohamed, Nabeel Gillani, and Michael Lenox, E L U S A, Jul 04, 2013
Commentary by Stephen Downes

I like this! (And it's from Harvard - I'd better check for a blue moon or lions lying down with sheep...) "Perhaps it's time we stop trying to fit MOOCs into old educational molds and start considering how we can harness their powers in new and exciting ways. We can use MOOCs as platforms for real-world problem solving... over 90,000 life-long learners from 143 countries enrolled in Foundations of Business Strategy ...with their unique backgrounds, the students wove a rich tapestry of ideas and creative insights." Yes, exactly. This is how MOOCs are supposed to work.

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