Theories and Applications of Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) : The Case for Hybrid Design
New version! In this presentation I argue that learning a domain is like learning a language (as opposed to remembering facts and content) and presupposes the learning of various literacies; the talk then outlines the major literacies MOOCs are designed to support.
A lot can change in a year. Twelve months ago, the traditional universities were doomed, condemned to irrelevance by an onslaught of MOOCs. Not every last one of them was going to die; Sebastian Thrun said that perhaps ten might survive. This was not very reassuring for the executives, staff, students, and alumni of the 20,000 universities which don’t fall into the top-10, when ranked according to the criterion: “Universities which will survive MOOCs.” We haven’t yet seen this category in the T
The Business of Mining, a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) developed in Western Australia, has topped the 2015 Interactive Media Awards in the United States of America.
Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Marmion said the success of the course reflected WA’s innovation capacity and helped promote the State’s mining and education excellence worldwide.
“Resources and education services are both important exports,” Mr Marmion said.
“I congratulate Curtin University’s WA School of Mines, the Curtin Business School and the industry and State Government experts who contributed to the course.