Jul 092013

Colorado State University made a splash before with its offer to give degree credit for students who take their CS course as a MOOC, paying only the $89 fee to proctor an exam. They have yet to get the first student take them up on this offer. Further, even folks at the Gates Foundation (which invests heavily in MOOC studies) have wondered aloud whether MOOCs are just a “passing fad”.

 Posted by at 9:15 am on July 9, 2013
Jun 242013

A Chronicle notes of the same title sheds more light on what it is like for both the students and faculty of a MOOC. Students see less privacy (largely being obliged to open themselves up to data mining operations as a condition of their participation), faculty will see far more preparation up front (no surprise there), with an expectation of 24-7 monitoring of the course in order to meet student needs.

 Posted by at 8:22 am on June 24, 2013