Breaking down the silos

Steve Wheeler, Jan 07, 2014
Commentary by Stephen Downes

I get asked the question "How would you create a MOOC in [pick a subject]" quite a bit. My response is, I wish we could think of online learning as going beyond subjects, to address entire domains or disciplines. So, instead of (say) a course in mathematics, a MOOC in aviation (which would include mathematics, but much more). As Steve Wheeler says, "the separation of the subjects seems increasingly anachronistic in our diverse, post modern, hyper-connected society."

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