Πέμπτη, 21 Φεβρουαρίου 2013

Why Sceptism about MOOCs..?


After having read this article http://www.onlinecolleges.net/2013/02/18/the-dark-side-of-moocs/, I realised that in the last few weeks, I have remarked that it appears a lot of sceptism about MOOCs and their innovation they introduce into the learning (and lifelong learning) community.

And it's not only about critical thinking or (negative) evaluation about the gap supposed to be covered by them, but it seems that people don't give MOOCs the necessary time to let them show their potential. Indeed, dark colours are used to describe their premature results.

While MOOCs are in their childhood period and trying to pass through the relative diseases, I believe it is meaningless to compare them with the traditional classrooms. For expample a comparison with existing e-learning environments might be more useful.