Question 1:  What do you think of MOOCs?

 

That depends upon the MOOC. I think corporate video-based MOOCs are a poor substitute for face-to-face college classes and I’m afraid that the business plans of the companies that make them and their collaborators in higher education require them to replace quality traditional classes in the near future. On the other hand, I think that independent, connectivist MOOCs show great potential for creating new, uniquely-valuable educational experiences for people of all ages. If I had all the time in the world, I’d be participating in DS106 right now.

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