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New Technologies Making MOOCs Even Better

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Early MOOCs were often nothing more than long video lectures with a few multiple choice questions at the end—if you read much MOOC literature, you will know that these early implementations were roundly criticized for their poor pedagogy and almost complete lack of meaningful learning experiences.

Strategies for Making the Transition from Instructor-Led Training to a MOOC

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You will also be recording video, which is more difficult (and more expensive) to reshoot when you make a mistake than it is to correct an error or verbal flub during a face-to-face lecture. Learn more about Bryant at LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/bryantnielson.

MOOCs: Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, and Where We’re Headed

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The courses offered through these platforms were fundamentally different from the 2008 MOOC experiment, more closely mirroring the traditional classroom experience, with lectures, discussions, and tests that consisted mostly of multiple-choice questions.

Interview with Terry Anderson

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However, I’m not so thrilled about moving directly to commercial systems like Facebook or LinkedIn, due to privacy and ownership concerns. Terry: I think like any professional, distance educators need to know how to effectively use the tools of their trade.