You’ve seen my article in Academe by now. Here’s my intro to it on the Academe blog.
I vividly remember my exact reaction the first time I read about Massive Open Online Courses (or MOOCs). It was, “They can’t be serious, can they? How on earth can anybody teach 30,000 people at once?” Since I had already developed an interest in quality control for online education, I followed every new MOOC development very closely on my blog, More or Less Bunk. For a long while, my blog was nothing but MOOC news and analysis every time I posted. While I still write quite a bit about MOOCs there, I’ve come to believe that the technological problem higher education faces involves a lot more than MOOCs, which just happens to be the title of my contribution to the May-June 2014 issue of Academe.
Back when I was blogging mostly about regular online courses, before higher education caught MOOC madness, I heard a great deal from dedicated…
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