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Standing Still

One of my favorite ways of studying historic change is to look at it through the eyes of someone who did not modify his or her position or disposition, regardless of the fact that consensus was dramatically transforming around them. The most dramatic example of this would be Cato the Younger who did not budge […]

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Udacity’s Pivot

While I wanted to first deal with some of the excess backlash that latched itself onto recent changes in direction from the MOOC pioneer Udacity, I also don’t want to pretend that their recent “pivot” means nothing with regard to both the reality and perception of online learning (massive, open or otherwise). First off, it […]

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Bored with the MOOC Backlash – 2

Given that this site was created to provide perspective that might tamp down some of the over-exuberance I was seeing from MOOC boosters earlier this year, I’m surprised to find myself spending a week taking on the MOOC backlash. While pieces like the NEA story I described yesterday are harsh but informative, recent stories reacting […]

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Bored with the Backlash 1 – A Response to Susan Meisenhelder

I just finished reading an article called “MOOC Mania” in the most recent issue of Thought & Action, the Higher Education Journal published by the National Education Association (NEA).  (Sorry, but it’s not online as far as I can tell.) In it the author, Susan Meisenhelder, Professor Emeritus of English at California State University of […]

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