Lessons From the CEO Of The First Ever MOOC

Peter High, , Jan 01, 2014
Commentary by Stephen Downes

ALISON continues its ongoing campaign to claim credit for inventing the MOOC. What the company offers, of course, are online self-paced courses, and these were available long before ALISON ever came along. But online self-paced courses are not MOOCs, and never were MOOCs. It's pretty easy to fool Forbes, I guess, but they should not think they are fooling anyone else. And we should wonder what this campaign of theirs tells us about their business practices generally.

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