Open, Online Learning – Before and Beyond MOOC’s

Sildeset I used on February 20 to introduce OER’s and MOOC’s to colleagues. Some of the attendees were still quite puzzled by MOOC’s and how they differ from the model for online education that we have developed. This was a start to making that difference plan, but more work is needed. A large part of my life is engaged in work with distance learning and it is increasingly necessary to make plan distinctions between the many ways technology can be employed in learning. MOOC madness has obscured, at least for folks I talk with who are not paying a lot of attention to the subtleties, distinctions and (imho) threaten to damage the appropriate uses of technology for learning.