MOOCs: the iTunes of academe

A game changer  that started with iTunes…

It’s a new method of delivery alongside the traditional campus PERHAPS the best way to understand this massive open online course revolution is to think of MOOC platforms as the iTunes of higher education 

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/opinion/moocs-the-itunes-of-academe/story-e6frgcko-1226688285382

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The greatest value of the disruptive education revolution led by MOOCs is that it is forcing universities to focus on their core competence. Paraphrasing Plutarch, that is to kindle the fire to learn in young minds.

 

The University of Western Australia and University of NSW will each put a small number of courses on Coursera next year, with both describing the process as experimental and a learning experience.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/on-coursera-to-the-future-unis-sign-up-to-platform/story-e6frgcjx-1226688336968

 

 

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