How MOOCs Can Turn Teachers to Rockstars – EdTechReview™ (ETR)

See on Scoop.itYa Bunch of MOOCs

“As we are well aware of the basics of MOOCs , let’s move a step ahead and focus on how they turn out to be a blessing for teachers around the world. MOOCs have been roundly criticized for coming off as a replacement for teachers, by the ones who remain blinded-sided to how they actually upraise the standards of a teacher and help them optimize their time and effort and redefine their role, to help them focus on skill development, assessment and feedback.

“MOOCs are strictly not meant to replace teachers with online courses, and their developers value the fact that the interaction among teachers and students is something which is impossible to replicate on MOOCs or any other online programs of the kind.”

Rick W. Burkett‘s insight:

Saxena provides some interesting ways in which MOOCs can provide benefits for teachers, including that they provide training and examples for teachers to use, they provide resources that can be utilized in their classes, they provide a way for teachers to observe the ways others teach, etc.

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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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