@PhilOnEdTechIf history of universities werecompressed
to 15-week term . . .First university - 15 weeks agoFirst textbook in US - 6 weeks agoFirst public US university - 4.5 weeks agoFirst distance learning course - 3 weeks agoCarnegie hour - 2 weeks agoFirst online course - 2.5 days agoApproval of competencies - 1 day agoFirst cMOOC - 16 hours agoFirst xMOOC - 6 hours ago
"Theres a tsunami coming. [But]
I cant tell youexactly how its going to break."John Hennessy, Stanford"We are at the beginning of a technology-ledrevolution in pedagogy: Our innovation is not theblackboard, but instead an evolving suite oftools that allows interactive learning online"Drew Faust, HarvardL. Rafael Reif, MIT
The Bottom LineThere is a
whole world of options beyond MOOCs(and even between MOOCs)Start by clarifying your goals and aligning themwith your missionStudy the full range of optionsMake sure the strategies you pick fit your goalsMind the detailsExperiment boldly, but also purposefully
What to expectLots of experimentation
and mutationwill happen as people begin to recognizethat MOOCs have to serve someparticular purpose for students and(often, but not always) institutions.The scale that MOOCs have brought tothe conversation will be appliedselectively and in new ways.