Transforming university students from consumers to developers of online content

Rebecca Quintana, Coursera Blog, Jul 12, 2017
Commentary by Stephen Downes

This is presented as a "gee whiz isn't it amazing" sort of way. "What would it look like for university students to be the content creators for a Coursera social impact campaign course?" the author asks. My question is more like "why can't sudents create all their own courses (given some support and materials)?" And of course, they could. It would be a lot more work than an ordinary course, though, and students would need to be motivated by actually wanting to take the course. Anyhow, here's the course (page on UMichigan site). Note that you have to sign up and  "financial Aid is available for learners who cannot afford the fee" because, you know, in the brave new world of open educational resources, everybody pays.

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