MOOC U: The Revolution Isn't Over

Jeffrey Selingo, Tidsskriftet for Universiteternes Efter- og Videreuddannelse, Oct 06, 2014
Commentary by Stephen Downes

I generally agree with Jeffrey Selingo in this post, especially on the main point, and that's because the big push for MOOCs isn't coming from the supply side, it's coming from the demand side. People want (in massive numbers) open online learning. The challenges ahead relate to how traditional educational institutions will handle this demand. How, for example, says Selingo, will they define 'open'? "MOOCs are not really open in a way that allows anyone to adapt and redistribute courses or that allows open collaboration among users... Andrew Ng of Coursera told me he wants to run courses more frequently and to allow the content to always be available. But that means colleges and faculty members would need to allow intellectual property to live online indefinitely."

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