Tag: moocs

  • Learning in hallways (with APIs)

    I can’t let Clay Shirky’s piece, Napster, Udacity and the Academy, go un-commented-on: Open systems are open. For people used to dealing with institutions that go out of their way to hide their flaws, this makes these systems look terrible at first. But anyone who has watched a piece of open source software improve, or […]

  • Access to free courses is a freedom of speech issue

    The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that the State of Minnesota is requiring any degree-granting educational institution providing an online course to pay a registration fee: Tricia Grimes, a policy analyst for the state‚Äôs Office of Higher Education, said letters had been sent to all postsecondary institutions known to be offering courses in Minnesota. She […]