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I really think that this could be the title of an entire family of discussions. By the way why is there not a technology area
Today I was listening to the recording of the Scientific Executive Summit on Learning in the Digital Age
I love the point that MOOCs are only a small part of digital learning. I am looking for more opportunities to differentiate and individualize instruction.
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I took my first MOOC over the summer from Coursera on climate change. It was an interesting experience. Much more use of the discussion forum than I had experienced in other online classes, in large part due to the HUGE number of people taking the class I am sure.
Here is their website, which lists upcoming courses: https://www.coursera.org/courses
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I also took my first MOOC last spring. It was called The Secret of Life sponsored by Edx. The course was taught by Dr. Eric Lander from MIT. There was also some infor collaboration with NSTA through web seminars. I think about 35,000 people were taking the course, or at least that many started out. However, it was very demanding of time—around 12 hours per week. The student had the option of receiving a certificate of completion or an audit. Although the time commitment was steep, it was a good course and I enjoyed taking it online. The discussions were very helpful, although I did not participate that much.
Here is the Edx website: https://www.edx.org/
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