, who, along with Coursera
, has been one of the "big three" MOOC providers is stepping back from its initial vision, to refocus on corporate training
Now that we've had a bit of time to think through the potential
offered by MOOCs, and to assess
how well they live up to them in practice, what conclusions
are people drawing?
Is it possible that MOOCs have value, but just aren't the same sort of animal as a traditional "bricks and mortar" course? Jonathan Freedman, from the University of Michigan, thinks so
, and calls them "usefully Middlebrow
." John Covach of the University of Rochester talks in depth about his own experiences
, and frames MOOC courses as more akin to a public lecture series than a college course.
posted by tyllwin
on Nov 27, 2013 -
offers similar interactive tutorials that will teach you the basics, and hold your hand along the way. Perhaps you'd rather learn at a more even pace; CodeAcademy's CodeYear
will introduce you to one new concept every week throughout 2012. [more inside]
posted by schmod
on Jan 20, 2012 -