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Syllabi and Slides
Watch the full webinar on Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) as Components of Rich Landscapes of Learning featuring Gerhard Fischer::
Listen to the MOOCs webinar
- Fischer, G. (2014). Beyond Hype and Underestimation: Identifying Research Challenges for the Future of MOOCs. Distance Education Journal (Commentary for a Special Issue “MOOCS: Emerging Research”), 35(2), 149-158. [Access Online]
- Fischer, G. (2014). Promises, Limitations and Synergies of Rich Learning Landscapes—Exploring Frames of Reference for MOOCs. [Access Online]
- Friedman, Thomas L. (2013, March 6). The Professors’ Big Stage. The New York Times. Retrieved from www.nytimes.com/2013/03/06/opinion/friedman-the-professors-big-stage.html. Attention from the Media at Large (beyond the narrow confines of academia).
- Illich, I. (1971). Deschooling Society. Harper and Row: New York. Specifically Chapter 6: “Learning Webs”. Retrieved from www.preservenet.com/theory/Illich/Deschooling/intro.html
- Learning in the Digital Age. (2013, 18 July). Scientific American. Retrieved from www.scientificamerican.com/report/learning-digital-age. A “Hype” article.
- Vardi, M. Y. (2012). Will MOOCs Destroy Academia? Communications of the ACM (CACM), 55(11), 5. An “Underestimation” article.
Examples of interesting MOOC courses:
- Peter Norvig and Sebastian Thrun: “Intro to Artificial Intelligence — Learn the Fundamentals of AI“; (the course that got xMOOCs started as 160,000 students signed up for it)
- Michael Sandel (Harvard): “Justice“; (a course taught at Harvard and made available as a MOOC based on the well-known book: Sandel, M. J. (2009). Justice — What’s the Right Thing to Do?. Farrar, Straus and Giroux: New York.)
Learning Scientists Who Have Researched This Topic
- Pierre Dillenbourg
- Gerhard Fischer
- Carolyn Rosé
- George Siemens