Saturday, February 2, 2013

2/2 MOOC Update: FOEPA Canceled

So this is an interesting development, just received this email;

Dear Robert Weston,

We want all students to have the highest quality learning experience. For this reason, we are temporarily suspending the "Fundamentals of Online Education: Planning and Application" course in order to make improvements. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause. We will inform you when the course will be reoffered.

This being the first week, there were a few issues that seemed solvable. Group assignments disappearing in a shared Google Spreadsheet, discussion forums not allowing you to refine your search by sub topics, and student complaints about 'chaos' were surmountable.

The one area that remained consistent, but questionable, was the content. The 'brain based learning' paper I mentioned in my last post was suspect.

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