MOOCs

MOOCs fit in with what we have learned simply because their delivery is online.   Many MOOCs allow for interaction between students and instructors.  I feel that a MOOC can provide constructivism and connectivism but that depends on the mode of information that is provided.  If I watch a show on television, I feel less like I am being a part of the experience and more like a spectator.  If I am playing a video game on the same television, I feel more like a participant.  I think this would be true of online students as well.  If they are watching lectures and videos, then they are not really participating.  I think MOOCs have a place in K12 online learning, because it is another way students can receive information.  I could lecture and make that into a MOOC and student discussions during and after the lecture would constitute a MOOC.

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