Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Coursera/GT Course Offers Lessons in MOOC Logistics

From Wired Campus:

Georgia Tech and Coursera Try to Recover From MOOC Stumble

February 4, 2013, 3:49 pm
When Fatimah Wirth decided to teach a massive open online course about how to run a virtual classroom successfully, she did not expect it to turn into a case study for the opposite.
But after a series of design flaws and technical glitches turned Ms. Wirth’s MOOC, “Fundamentals of Online Education: Planning and Application,” into an Internet punch line, the instructional designer and her colleagues at the Georgia Institute of Technology decided on Saturday to suspend the course.
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