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The Value of A Good Whinge — Do MOOC Forums Stifle P2P Learning?

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Time, they say, heals all wounds. Personally, I don’t believe it. Time heals all treated wounds — an untreated wound can...

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Extracurriculars: Do Massive Courses Make Digital Sharecropping More Efficient?

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Ever since Colorado State University – Pueblo Professor Jonathan Rees brought up the term “digital sharecropping” in a...

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Why Universities Need to Redefine Education to Include Adult Learners

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  I am an adult learner. I love learning . . . all kinds of learning. I am also a tenured associate professor at a university. There...

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Giving As You’d Like To Receive – How to Benefit from MOOC Peer-Assessment

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“If I be penalized because English is not my native language and some peers do not understand what I say, well, I may also penalize...

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There’s a MOOC For That: How My Grad Students Complement Our Curriculum with MOOCs

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In the higher education end of academia, we seem to be slowly moving past the knee-jerk negative reaction to MOOCs. Despite an...

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Looking Back at the “Fundamentals of Online Education” Crash

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Anyone following MOOC news in early February is well aware of the meltdown of Coursera’s Fundamentals of Online Education: Planning and...

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The Ultimate Student Guide to xMOOCs and cMOOCs

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  The education media declared 2012 the year of the MOOC, and even mainstream news featured numerous stories about Massive Open...

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Not All Online Students Are the Same: A Summary of Stanford’s MOOC User Study

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  At every class meetup I’ve attended with MOOC users, students ask each other what other courses they have taken, how the...

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A Short History of MOOCs and Distance Learning

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  Since MOOCs have started to multiply on the web, many discussions about their structure, effectiveness and openness have been...

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How Can MOOC Platforms Be More Dynamic?: A Comparison of Major MOOC Providers

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This past winter, like many prospective students, I browsed through hundreds of college course descriptions to find subjects right for me....

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