Category Archives: MOOCs

A Solution to the College Crisis


Corporate colleges


Higher education in the United States is broken. Costs are ouf of control. Students are dissatisfied. Graduates can’t get jobs. Says MIT’s Andy McAfee, “What’s going on is halfway between a bubble and a scandal.”

I propose we put higher ed back on track by founding Corporate Colleges.

Corporate colleges break higher ed into its constitutent parts and reassemble Continue reading

Free-form responses on MOOCs+Business

Free-form responses. n=20, Business+MOOCS Survey 2/25-26/2103


What is positive about MOOCs?

Remote access to material/course heretofore unavailable

2/26/2013 3:48 PMView Responses

I had access to professionally presented information that I otherwise would not.

2/26/2013 3:16 PMView Responses

Available anytime and free. Ability to move at own pace.

2/26/2013 7:36 AM

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Modularity, BMWs, & MOOCs

Recognize this? It cost me $1,000.

bmwWhen my car was detailed, this part of the steering column was damaged. It doesn’t come any smaller. You can’t buy these individually.

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BMW has decreed that you have to buy all these parts, even when some of them are perfectly okay. (My car’s issue was with the collar thing-a-ma-bob in the center.)

Dumb design, eh? It’s Continue reading

MOOC Links

moocBusiness+MOOCs Hangout on Air
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Jay’s MOOC bookmarks

195 posts about MOOCs 14 articles on MOOCs

Using mLearning and MOOCs to Understand Continue reading

195 posts about MOOCs


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JUNE 3, 2012

What is the theory that underpins our moocs?

If you’re even casually aware of what is happening in higher education, you’ve likely heard of massive open online courses (MOOCs).


JULY 25, 2012

MOOCs are really a platform

We can officially declare massive open Continue reading

14 Articles on MOOCs


Size Isn’t Everything – Cathy Davidson – The Chronicle Review – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Wired UK raises the possibility that the university may have to restructure itself. That undoubtedly will raise numerous hackles. But from an intellectual standpoint, it signals a revolution in waiting. Forbes, on the other hand, touts the financial promise of investments Continue reading


Business+MOOCs. Discuss.

February 27, 9:30 am Pacific time.

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Jay Cross
George Siemens
Stephen Downes
Dave Cormier
Center for Creative Leadership


Daphe Koller, Coursera
Curt Bonk

Who else should be there?





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