#MOOCs need to go back to their (airy fairy) roots

…overview, analysis and comparison of MOOC models, education theories, and learning in the time of internet.

…They were supposed to be educational communities, not hypertextbooks…There’s a dirty little secret at the heart of education: We don’t really know what learning is, how people best do it, or how to measure it.

This article arises from Future Tense, a collaboration among Arizona State University, the New America Foundation, and Slate. Future Tense explores the ways emerging technologies affect society, policy, and culture. To read more, visit the Future Tense blog and the Future Tense home page. You can also follow us on Twitter.

MOOCs need to go back to their roots. Slate article by Michael Burnam-Fink


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