Comment on Comparing xMOOCs and cMOOCs: philosophy and practice by Rebecca

October 14, 2014 Rebecca

I disagree with your resounding no. MOOCs are useful for anyone who already has a foundation, to stay current in their field. Computer science is an easy example here. If you did your degree 10 or 20 years ago, you have the foundations – but may not have the skills in the latest computer programming languages. MOOCs provide a great way for you to develop those skills. You can do it, because you have the foundations already.
So, MOOCs are really useful for professional development. I think this is to true for the field of education as well. As long as you have the foundations, MOOCs introduce to new ideas and concepts.
The issue is that they are not a good tool for learning the foundations – they are great for professional development but not so great for developing the professional.

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