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MOOCs as models of open learning

May 23, 2011

Via Scoop.itOpen learning news

Graham Attwell reflects on the MOOC experience and comes to the conclusion that these Multi-user Open Online Courses work best for adult learners who already have a fair degree of competence in communicating through online media, are highly self-directed learners, and are able to create and manage their own support networks.

This leads him to make two recommendations, both involving some degree of formalization of the learning process. This is really interesting – does it mean we are coming full circle, finding new ways of approaching formal learning?

Thanks to Stephen Downes for the link. (http://www.downes.ca/cgi-bin/page.cgi?post=55535) Original article from the website of Pontydysgu ltd., a Welsh educational research institute.
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