Knox, J. et al. (2012) MOOC pedagogy: the challenges of developing for Coursera ALT Online Newsletter, August 8
This article, from the designers of one of the courses to appear in the Coursera catalogue, asks some interesting questions about the design of Coursera-style MOOCs. This is to be expected, as the course is entitled ‘E-learning and Digital Cultures‘, and will be offered as a MOOC through Coursera by some of the team responsible for University of Edinburgh’s current Masters in e-Learning.
The article offers:
‘our perspectives on the planning and development of a large scale open course, what challenges the MOOC presents for delivering a worthwhile educational experience, and what questions this type of course format provokes for a team already teaching and researching in the field of e-learning and technology in higher education.’
The article is well worth a read, and incidentally I had already registered to take this course which begins next January. I will post my reactions as I work through the course.