Tag: online learning

Moocs: Next steps and challenges

Amara’s law states that “we tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run. ” Simon Nelson, Chief Executive of FutureLearn speaking at Westminster’s Higher Education Forum on MOOCs and technology-enhanced learning: next steps and challenges highlighted how Amara’s Law could be applied to…Continue Reading Moocs: Next steps and challenges

Traditional versus radical change in education

According to two articles in Times Higher Education change is moving both too fast and too slow as these quotes demonstrate: “Many students will “defend to the death” the need for traditional campus-based lectures, and will only delve into the world of free online educational resources if instructed to by their teachers, a conference has…Continue Reading Traditional versus radical change in education

Talking MOOCs

Recently interest in MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) has moved from the learning technology community into the popular press. Some of the coverage has been almost apocalyptic in tone. http://cogdogblog.com/2012/07/17/mooc-hysertia/ This post, the first of a series of three on this topic, aims to provide an introduction to MOOCs. The next two posts will cover…Continue Reading Talking MOOCs