No Rich Child Left Behind, and Enriching the Rich: Why MOOCs are not improving education

Originally posted on Computing Education Blog:
When I talk to people about MOOCs these days, I keep finding myself turning to two themes. Theme #1. Our schools aren’t getting worse.  The gap between the rich and the poor is growing.  We have more poorer kids, and they are doing worse because of everything, not just because of…

elearnspace › Innovation in open online courses

In a few weeks, our edX course Data, Analytics, and Learning #DALMOOC  will start. We (Carolyn Rose, Dragan Gasevic, Ryan Baker, and I) have spent the last several months thinking through the course structure and format. This is a short overview of the innovations that we want to explore during the course. The innovations build […]

#MOOC/s as inventions #chals14 « @podehaye #ccourses

Paul deHaye writes ❝I just finished giving my talk on MOOCs as inventions: opportunities and risks in Goteborg, at the #chals14 meeting. This is a reunion of Swedish universities convened by Jonas Gilbert (Chalmers University Library) to discuss MOOCs. My slides are available here. In the talk, I discussed the idea that MOOCs are social machines put in the hands of professors.❞ Read the […]