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Today we discussed the MOOC in class a little.

For those of you who are a little acronym fatigued, MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Course. It is currently developing as a forum for learning for learning’s sake. There are no grades assigned, no credits earned, and no diplomas at the end. And for some reason… people still seem to be compelled to do them.

Here are some links to different MOOC sites so you can get a feel for what a MOOC actually is. Remember, MOOCs are still new. They will morph and change. They WILL become something else, and soon.

Udacity – founded and operated by Sebastian Thrun (Google VP and scholar), and two other really smart guys, Udacity offers a bunch of different learning options.

Kahn Academy – Where you can learn ‘almost anything’ for free!

Coursera – Overcoming the boundaries of geography, time and money!

And then there are some learning links, for those of you who don’t want to actually try it all out:

MOOC Youtube

Or… wikipedia. Everyone’s go-to

 

And of course there are some great article on Chronicle of Higher ed, and Hybrid Pedagogy… you want it… the internet’s got it.

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