If MOOCs Are So Great, Why Aren't We All Doing It?
Does the recent explosion of MOOC’s into the education marketplace threatens to destroy traditional post-secondary educational institutions in it’s path? Or is it just another fad in a long history of educational movements to fade into history. The lecture is supposed to be dead, but then why are TED talks and SXSW conference sessions so well attended? These fast moving educational technology initiatives neglect to the take the time to build on the fundamental research supporting active learning and the basic understanding of scientific research into the human brain. Let’s not throw the baby out with the bath water, but instead use a combination of learning paradigms and technologies to actively engage our students in the learning process.
Additional Supporting Materials
- Are MOOCs the answer to changing education, or just a passing fad?
- Is there a place for lecture in the 21st Century classroom?
- What is the role of the teacher in the online learning environment?
- Are MOOCs addressing students' needs for more interactive and engaging experiences or are they simply a lecture to the masses?
- Question 5 here
- Jeff Meadows University of Lethbridge
Jeff Meadows University of Lethbridge
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