Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

This is a fun (and light) read. The same course, taught by none other than Charles Severence, is offered on the three different MOOC platforms. How do they compare? The best bit of the article is the table comparing things like 'ease of use' and 'forums'. The results will make the designers of FutureLearn happy, though having seem all three platforms, I can't say I'm surprised. "FutureLearn makes discussions a central part of each course. Each course page includes a discussion section, shortening the distance between material and questions. And this seems to work: there were many participants and a very knowledgeable mentor."

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Last Updated: Mar 31, 2021 12:21 a.m.