Wednesday, September 26, 2012

A True History of the #MOOC

…that covers most of the classes I am behind on blogging for or about. The notorious x-MOOC, a name hinting at both edX and (at least to me) the skull and cross bones flag, this time flown by edu-biz corporate raiders. Alas, traditional higher education is not doing so well at telling them apart. Such is the inherent madness of MOOCs. Although POT is currently sailing under a constructivist flag, no connectivists have walked the plank yet. Webinar, links, files and other resources available online after the webinar should be of use and interest to all categories noted above. Steve Hardigan writes,

Join me today, Wednesday, September 26th, for a one-hour live and interactive webinar on the "true history" of the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) with Dave Cormier, Alec Couros, Stephen Downes, Rita Kop, Inge de Waard, and Carol Yeager. While a wave of courses from prominent universities are now labeled as MOOCs, we'll drill down on the constructivist roots of the early MOOC offerings and discuss the importance of the differences between them and the current breed. See you online! Steve Hargadon