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Interview with Stephen Downes

Today, on a very special Degree of Freedom podcast we are joined by Stephen Downes, Senior Researcher for the National Research Council of Canada and one of the people behind the first thing ever called a MOOC. For further reading: Stephen’s Web – The outlet for Stephen’s prolific writing A backgrounder on Downes that appeared […]

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xMOOCs vs. cMOOCs Revisited

For reasons known only to the sprites living under the hood of search engines such as Google and Bing, the story on this site that continues to get more search engine traffic than any other is this piece on the distinction between xMOOCs (MOOCs based on professor-centric courses, usually associated with established universities and companies […]

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I only learned recently that I’ve not been enrolled in MOOC classes at all, but have instead been involved with something called an xMOOC. At first I was curious why anyone would want to eliminate the only saving grace of the MOOC acronym (its pronounceability), but apparently two variations are meant to distinguish the type […]

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