Sunday, November 22, 2015

Better Residential Learning Is The True Innovation of MOOCs - Joshua Kim, Inside Higher Ed

This week the edX community is being graciously hosted by Georgetown University to discuss our initiatives in open online learning. EdX is, at its heart, a non-profit consortium of educational providers. This is not what I think folks normally think of when they think of edX. Say "edX" and most people will talk about MOOCs and the technological platform, (in the case of edX an open source platform), that enables teaching and learning at scale. The evolution of open online education, and the technologies and methodologies that we use to teach open online courses at scale, are certainly part of the edX and MOOC story. I’d argue, however, that the true innovations of MOOCs are not those found inside the open online courses.

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