MOOCs go mainstream

September 13, 2013 § Leave a comment

MOOC entry on Oxford dictionary.

MOOC entry on Oxford dictionary.

Now it’s official. MOOCs are becoming so popular that even Oxford has included the acronym on its dictionaries. Defined as “a course of study made available over the Internet without charge to a very large number of people”, MOOCs can be more than that, as I mentioned here in many posts. Their flexibility allows students to explore the content any time they want and the possibility to study within a network enable new forms of pedagogy, learning experiences and connections. « Read the rest of this entry »

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MOOCs on filters

May 28, 2013 § Leave a comment

Fullscreen capture 5282013 63100 PM.bmpThose familiar with the pictorial, mobile social network Instagram might notice that users have several preferences for uploading their pictures: beaches, fashion, cities, food, flowers, clothes, nails… Yes, it can be shallow and Internet culture is already mocking the network with memes and parodies. But what about education? Did the MOOC wave also reach students’  fancy mobile cameras? The answer is: yes!

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