What’s wrong with MOOCs?

What’s wrong with MOOCs?

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I have three significant concerns about MOOCs…concerns that facilitators will eventually need to address in order to extend the impact of open courses:

1. MOOCs suffer from high drop out rates and declining participation as the courses progresses.

2. MOOCs require a reasonably high degree of technical skill.

3. In theory, MOOCs scale social learning by increasing opportunities for peers to help each other. However, in most courses I’ve been involved with, a group of learners expresses their frustration at feeling disconnected and lost.

About Giorgio Bertini

Research Professor. Founder Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++
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