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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