The Education
Apocalypse
Audrey Watters 	

Open Education, 2013	

!

@audreywatters	

hackeducation.com
Turning and turning in the widening gyre	

The falcon cannot hear the falconer;	

Things fall apart; the centre cannot hol...
That's great, it starts with an earthquake	

Birds and snakes, an aeroplane, 	

and Stephen Downes is not afraid	

!

— R....
DOOM!
This is not the governor of California who wanted to legislate
MOOCs for credit
MOOCthulhu
MOOCthulhu versus brick-and-mortar institutions…
Actually, Neo. 	

“The desert of the real” is a philosophy MOOC.
THE END?
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  1. 1. The Education Apocalypse Audrey Watters Open Education, 2013 ! @audreywatters hackeducation.com
  2. 2. Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity And a shit-ton of venture capital ! — William Butler Yeats, “The Second Coming”
  3. 3. That's great, it starts with an earthquake Birds and snakes, an aeroplane, and Stephen Downes is not afraid ! — R.E.M., “It’s The End of the World As We Know It”
  4. 4. DOOM!
  5. 5. This is not the governor of California who wanted to legislate MOOCs for credit
  6. 6. MOOCthulhu
  7. 7. MOOCthulhu versus brick-and-mortar institutions…
  8. 8. Actually, Neo. “The desert of the real” is a philosophy MOOC.
  9. 9. THE END?
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