7th Reflection: Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

MOOCs has been popular for a few years… It drew everyone’s attention and got thousands of people to contribute to this area.  But, more and more negative voices start to come out since last year.  Now, it’s your turn to tell us what you think about this..

Warming up to MOOCs  (Nov, 2012, promising)

The Online Education Revolution Drifts off Course (Dec, 2013, negative)  (Listen to the 7 minutes talk and read the main text…you can ignore the comments)

Answer the following questions:

  1. Have you taken any online course?  Maybe not MOOCs..but just online course at UGA or other places.  Do you like it?  Why or why not?
  2. What is good about online courses?  What is bad about online courses?
  3. According to these two readings, why are MOOCs becoming problematic?  Or you don’t think MOOCs are not that problematic, why?
    Please describe this in your own words and use at least two images to support your argument.
  4. Find an article to support your argument– mention ONE big idea from that article.



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