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Let Them Eat MOOCs - Gianpiero Petriglieri - Harvard Business Review - 3 views

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    Even the fabled personalization that digital learning affords is really a form of mass customization. There is no personal relationship. It is a market of knowledge where no one is known and care is limited to the provision of choices.
    Whether its crusaders are venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, academics, or students, the colonizer is a transactional view of education, centered on knowledge as a commodity, which displaces a relational view of education, centered on developing through relationships. This in turn becomes, like all precious resources of colonial territories, no longer a common good but a leisurely privilege.
David Jennings

Retention and Intention in Massive Open Online Courses: In Depth (EDUCAUSE Review) | ED... - 1 views

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    Interesting data shared by Cousera founders, with pointers to further MOOC research
David Jennings

MOOCs And The Future Of The Humanities: A Roundtable (Part 1) - 2 views

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    Marvellously savvy discussion of what MOOCs could mean for higher education, which gets into the places that most discussions don't touch
David Jennings

elearnspace › What is the theory that underpins our moocs? - 0 views

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    Useful summary by George Siemens of eight key concepts underlying the cMOOC approach
David Jennings

20 questions (and answers) about MOOCs » Dave's Educational Blog - 1 views

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    Dave Cormier reports on a Q&A about MOOCs and, in the process, outlines some of the history of the concept
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