Very interesting news yesterday about Harvard & MIT announcing Edx. It will be very interesting to see where it goes & what changes it accelerates and/or transforms in higher education.
Some people call the types of courses being offered in this way MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses). The Edx promo video highlights these features of the initiative:
- technology enabled
- access for all
- connected learning
- shared platform
- enriching campuses
And the organizers “expect to transform learning in the classroom along with the learning online.”
I’ve been participating (lightly) in a MOOC this year addressing similar themes & that site is a great resource, called Change11.