MOOC Pedagogy

by Lyle Sylvander, edLab

Professors and researchers at the University of Edinburgh’s e-learning department see Coursera as a unique opportunity to experiment with the MOOC format while utilizing their own theories and insights into e-learning. According to the article, the current trend in MOOCs is to replicate the curricula of traditional campus-based courses. But as the article states, “some of the most interesting and innovative practices in online education have emerged by challenging these very ideas – loosening institutional control of learning outcomes and assessment criteria, shifting from a focus on content delivery to a foregrounding of process, community and learning networks, and working with more exploratory assessment methods – digital and multimodal assignments, peer assessment and group assignments, for example.”

http://edlab.tc.columbia.edu/index.php?q=node/8846

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