Easing Into MOOCs

Easing in” is the natural approach that those behind the cutting edge should use when approaching technology and pedagogy that is called disruptive and/or innovative. Innovators do not generally have to navigate a ship though the minefields of the bleeding edge of technology. They are guiding one possible path for the ships that follow. They have to be able to pivot as the unknown plays out. Those who follow are smart to ease in and use what works and reject or tweak what does not work.

Elizabeth Clabocchi’s full blog post is over at the Sloan eLearning Landscape blog.

Rick W. Burkett runs the John A. Logan College Teaching and Learning Center, teaches history, and heads an educational nonprofit. He publishes blogs on a wide variety of topics, including history, teaching and learning, student success, and teaching online.

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Advances For “Traditional” Online Learning Programs Courtesy of MOOCs

Moving away from some of the typical questions about MOOC, if they are disruptive or innovative, if there is a workable business model, what are the completion rates, etc., Shari Smith and Karen Vignare cut through to five things that are advances for “Traditional” online learning programs. ┬áTo this I might add that they are a great source of reusable learning objects for the traditional classroom and for traditional online.

Included among the five are:

  • Scalable LMS
  • Focus on the Learner
  • Creates Content Opportunities
  • The 21st Century Audit
  • Learn From All

The full blog post is over at the Sloan eLearning Landscape blog.

 

Rick W. Burkett runs the John A. Logan College Teaching and Learning Center, teaches history, and heads an educational nonprofit. He publishes blogs on a wide variety of topics, including history, teaching and learning, student success, and teaching online.

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