Ten things I’ve learned (so far) from making a meta-MOOC

Posted on February 15th, 2014

Cathy Davidson recently launched The History and Future of (Mostly) Higher Education MOOC on Coursera, which is connected to dozens of other courses and events distributed across the web. She highlights some of the lessons she has learned from the process, which include: the best use of MOOCs may not be to deliver uniform content massively but to create communities and networks of passionate learners galvanized around a particular topic of shared interest, MOOCs are not going to take away your teaching job at a two-year or four-year college or large public or private university, and, because of MOOCs, there’s been a sudden re-emphasis on the importance of good classroom teaching.