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Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by Kizmet, Feb 20, 2020.

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  1. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

  2. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly

    Pass. As I remarked in the comments section, Rushkoff doesn't seem to get what online education is, and for that reason I don't particular trust anything else that would be in the book.
     
  3. jonlevy

    jonlevy Member

    Always wondered how a MOOC is different from the courses that used to run on radio, closed circuit and public TV stations? Nothing innovative about mass lectures and assignments. On the other hand, big brother can use software, video proctor spyware, and TII to patrol what is fast becoming increasingly regimented, canned and rubricked online courses.
     
  4. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly

    cMOOCs were based on constructivism and were actually pretty innovative. The xMOOCs that are what most people think of as MOOCs are pretty much what you say, though. They're a bit more interactive than watching college courses on TV in that they also offer discussion among fellow students, and assignments with peer grading, but generally that's about it.

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