It’s Massively MOOCy Wednesday

Emails are flying between our team members today about MOOCs, so I thought I’d provide a little background as well as share what my colleagues have sent out.

Although start-ups and universities are jumping on the bandwagon, the MOOC approach was leveraged by three Canadians: Dave Cormier (who coined the term MOOC), Stephen Downes, and George Siemens.

Here’s an overview that explains the theoretical and instructional design underpinnings: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massive_open_online_course.

Links to current articles:

The MOOC Guide provides a history and description and gives those who have participated in MOOCs an opportunity to contribute to the book – connectivism at its best: https://sites.google.com/site/themoocguide/.

Examples:

Enjoy and get connected.

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