The Global Sociology Blog – The MOOC Experience

This MOOC, I think, defeats a lot of the negative stereotypes about the format: no one is going to take this MOOC and test out of anything. It is not going to steal students away from colleges and universities. But it certainly has imparted skills to people who wanted and needed them. The fact that the course was not populated by college students should also appease some fears. After all, this was more continuing education than anything else: a bunch a professionals from all over the world (who will not go study at the Knight Center anyway) who wanted a new educational experience who fit their busy schedules and who had access to technology. The course is not a substitute for a full-fledged curriculum on the subject. It is a bite-sized introduction, and a very good one at that, but a limited experience nonetheless.

via The Global Sociology Blog – The MOOC Experience.


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