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In MOOC, what are teachers for?

January 7, 2013

Learner Weblog

In this hammer by David Platt, he comments:

A year ago in this column, I told you how the Internet would hammer the higher education industry the same way it’s hammered the newspaper industry (and the travel industry, and the music industry and … you get the idea). I never imagined how quickly that hammering would start….that hammer: MOOC (rhymes with fluke). It stands for Massive Open Online Course, and while I delight in the MOOC concept, I have wondered about its prospects. I wondered if reputable providers would produce enough high-quality content.

What about the teachers in the MOOCs?  Teachers (or professors) are those who would ensure high-quality content in MOOCs, right?

Photo credit: Tony’s post here

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Good question: what are teachers for? In a highly commercialized and entrepreneurial based society, what would business and industry be looking for? Workers who could help in running business, working effectively…

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