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MOOCs are Not the Enemy


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MOOCs are Not the Enemy

  1. 1. MOOCs are not the Enemy:Networked, non-Imperialist MOOC models #TtW13 Bonnie StewartUniversity of Prince Edward Island
  2. 2. Disruption, Revolution, and Bears, oh my! h"p://  
  3. 3. …maybe a frenemy?
  4. 4. What is the future ofhigher education?   h"p://  
  5. 5. Colonialism! Imperialism!Predatory Privatization! h"p://­‐privaBzaBon-­‐exploiBng.html  
  6. 6. Stay away from the internet. Got it.
  7. 7. MOOCs = Many Things(Not Change Drivers) h"p://  
  8. 8. The system of higher ed is in shift
  9. 9. Education = the final digital frontier       IBIS  Capital:  Global  e-­‐Learning  Investment  Review,  2013    
  10. 10. Education = globalization NYTimes,  UNESCO  Data  
  11. 11. Education = online GSV  Advisors,  2012  
  12. 12. We are subjects of these systems Venture Globalization capital   Academic   Data hierarchy surveillance     h"p://  
  13. 13. But MOOCs = more than Borg
  14. 14. The cMOOC = A Networked,Non-Imperialist MOOC model h"p://  
  15. 15. MOOCs embody digitalpracticesHarness & contribute toknowledge abundanceAre participatoryAre networkedAre distributedGenerate knowledge &connections that extendbeyond courseShare the processes ofknowledge work, not justthe products
  16. 16. cMOOCs = cyborg? “Cyborg writing is about the power to survive, not on the basis of original innocence but on the basis of seizing the tools to mark the world that marked them as other.” - Haraway 1991 THE CYBORG EDUCATOR •  Subject of the system •  Instrument of the system •  Subverter of the system
  17. 17. MOOCs can foster networked identities
  18. 18. Don’t be afraid…
  19. 19. Thank you.@bonstewart