Stephen Downes

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While some 50 U.K. universities are still partnered with MOOCs, the last few years have brought significant changes to the sector - Coursera has become a "global learning platform", EdX was bought by 2U, and according to Neil Mosley "FutureLearn has struggled to transition." So where does the future lie? He offers four scenarios: revenue and brand awareness, furthering the research agenda, furthering the teaching agenda, or supporting lifelong and professional learning. I find it interesting that he doesn't really see the university adapting to the MOOC or online learning generally (cf Jon Dron or Bryan Alexander, also in today's OLDaily).

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