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March 29, 2013

Does Europe need its own Mooc?
Alex Katsomitros, The Guardian, March 29, 2013

this article takes the perspective tha the only activity related to MOOCs is happening in the United states and raises the question of whether Europe should get its own MOOC. I read this question to mean, "should Europe get its own commercially-funded and massively hyped MOOC." As in , "A European Mooc will need to have its own brand name, degree awarding powers and a viable business model that would attract international students, not just Europeans." But as readers of this newsletter know, there is plenty of MOOC activity taking place outside the United States, but not with the same relentless commercial fervour.

[Link] [Comment][Tags: Branding, European Union, United States, Newsletters]

MOOC News and Reviews
Robert McGuire, MOOC News, and , Reviews, March 29, 2013

New group blog focused on, as the title suggests, MOOC news and reviews. "MOOC News and Reviews is an online publication devoted to thoughtful critique of individual MOOC courses and to discussion of the evolving MOOC landscape. We are independent and user-centric, and our goal in every review is to answer for readers, 'What will I experience in this course and how will it impact my life?'"

[Link] [Comment][Tags: Web Logs, Experience, Academic Publications]

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