Re: Notification: Fantasy and Science Fiction: T More on Moocs
- I'm participating in a Coursera (University of Michigan) Course,
(Fantasy and Science Fiction). You can't believe how far,
technically speaking are the providers from what Webheads does every
Sunday; not to mention what they do during conferences of all kinds
and shapes. More later.
Meantime, there are a gazillion "threads" in the class, and it's
almost impossible to even sort them, or find them, but in any event I
thought many Webheads would be interested in the one below.
The link referenced below leads you to the "right page". But it is sooo lo
a very interesting blog
At 2:55 AM +0000 8/4/12, Fantasy and Science Fiction The Human Mind
Our Modern World Co wrote:
>Dear John W. Hibbs,The thread is found here:
>Laraine Flemming has posted a new thread in the
>Discussion forum in the
>and Science Fiction: The Human Mind, Our Modern World online course.
You will have to copy and paste the above into your browser.
full text from Laraine Flemming below.
BTW. I'm pretty sure this is Laraine Flemming
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>More on Moocs
>This is an <http://bit.ly/N9iRBD>excellent discussion of the
>problems Moocs face, but what's a little scary in the discussion,
>for me anyway, is the speed with which universities seem to want to
>adopt the concept. Much as I am enjoying the discussions and doing
>the reading for the Fantasy course, my experience says we are a long
>way away from making a Mooc certificate equal serious intellectual
>training in the field or subject being taught. That's fine for
>someone like me who just wants to dabble without pressure, but I
>can't imagine training say an engineer or a history teacher this
>way, at least not with Coursera's set up.
>This article suggests universities like MIT have been working on
>this concept for a while, working in particular on how to make a
>certificate really mean that a certain level of expertise has been
>established. I can't even imagine how that would work, but if this
>article is to be believed, we are all, in the not too distant
>future, going to find out because the heat is on.
>The site, by the way, on which the article appears (e-literate) is a
>great source of information on digital learning, well, digital
>learning from the technology and profitability perspective, not so
>much the cognitive one. Still it's information rich and the people
>posting make tough concepts clear.
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