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Category Archives: MOOCs
I was feeling rather masochistic this morning and decided to read the “Terms of Service” of Coursera and Udacity. Much of it reads like the usual EULA, but I was stunned by one issue: [T]he following are types of uses … Continue reading
While MOOCs may seem to be an unstoppable bandwagon, a recent article in readwrite.com reports on controversy, mainly driven by concern from institutions and faculty members that MOOC content will be used as an excuse to cut funding. The linked … Continue reading
Gregor Kiczales is dealing valiantly with problems that arose in his course Introduction to Systematic Program Design on Coursera. Assessment in a MOOC is extremely difficult. Automatic assessment can check the output of a program but is useless to evaluate … Continue reading
Coursera opened the course Introduction to Systematic Program Design - Part 1. Here are my initial impressions. Although I’m not familiar with administrative, financial and technical issues of MOOCs, I’ll start a few points for those who are. There are eight … Continue reading
Last year – for some reason that I can no longer remember – I became interested in MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses). MOOCs are the latest computer- and web-based panacea proposed for solving crises in education. Among the prominent institutions offering MOOCs are … Continue reading