Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

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).

[Direct link]


Stephen Downes Stephen Downes, Casselman, Canada

Creative Commons License.

Copyright 2022
Last Updated: Jun 01, 2022 11:21 a.m.