Comments on: MOOCs vs. House of Cards smackdown http://www.historiann.com/2014/02/25/moocs-vs-house-of-cards-smackdown/ History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Sun, 21 Sep 2014 12:24:08 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: The edutainment chronicles: comedy gold! : Historiann : History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present http://www.historiann.com/2014/02/25/moocs-vs-house-of-cards-smackdown/comment-page-1/#comment-2081204 Fri, 16 May 2014 13:23:28 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=22450#comment-2081204 […] was due, which figures into the compliment, I’m sure.  I told her that only my mother and Tenured Radical have made the comparison.)  What actor would you like to see play you in a fake classroom working […]

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By: Indyanna http://www.historiann.com/2014/02/25/moocs-vs-house-of-cards-smackdown/comment-page-1/#comment-1935521 Fri, 28 Feb 2014 03:52:33 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=22450#comment-1935521 What Comradde said. Actually, it would be great if small groups of people with definable shared but relatively uncommon interests or areas of inquiry could get together, recruit an “expert,” and *sponsor* a MOOC for themselves and any others on that subject. Say, tin mining in early modern Cornwall, or something like that. With the costs to be covered by Coursera Bitcoin debentures, I should have added. This would be a “Medium-Sized Open Online Course [M-SOOC].” Or a “Human-Scaled Open Online Course [H-SOOC].”

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By: Comradde PhysioProffe http://www.historiann.com/2014/02/25/moocs-vs-house-of-cards-smackdown/comment-page-1/#comment-1935503 Fri, 28 Feb 2014 03:33:33 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=22450#comment-1935503 MOOCs are probably fine for people who (1) know what they ought to learn, (2) know what they don’t already know, and (3) know how to learn. So yeah, I’m sure a fucker with a PhD can totally master new areas of inquiry watching MOOC videos. But higher education is in large part supposed to be about taking young people who lack 1, 2, and 3, and imparting them.

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2014/02/25/moocs-vs-house-of-cards-smackdown/comment-page-1/#comment-1935245 Thu, 27 Feb 2014 22:07:02 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=22450#comment-1935245 Flatterer!!!

But that’s a compliment I’ll take. (Especially the part about Claire looking “older” than me.)

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By: Tenured Radical http://www.historiann.com/2014/02/25/moocs-vs-house-of-cards-smackdown/comment-page-1/#comment-1935186 Thu, 27 Feb 2014 20:53:11 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=22450#comment-1935186 This is totally off thread, but I was just thinking last night as we were binging three episodes that Claire Underwood reminds me of an older Historiann!

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By: Susan http://www.historiann.com/2014/02/25/moocs-vs-house-of-cards-smackdown/comment-page-1/#comment-1933762 Wed, 26 Feb 2014 05:44:25 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=22450#comment-1933762 Well, yes. Or, as my 6th grade teacher said — when I made a decision he didn’t like about Junior High — you get out of a school what you put into it. (The irony is that I had been admitted to a selective single sex school, and I turned it down, because in 6th grade, I was bullied by the “mean girls”. Who knew?)

My question about the flipped classroom has always been, who gives the same lecture every year? I lecture to my students, and my lectures — which are interactive — change.

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By: Indyanna http://www.historiann.com/2014/02/25/moocs-vs-house-of-cards-smackdown/comment-page-1/#comment-1933756 Wed, 26 Feb 2014 05:34:23 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=22450#comment-1933756 I binge-watched a grainy black-and-white tape of the first Ali-Liston fight (technically Clay-Liston), fifty years ago this night, from the top of a stairmaster on ESPN Classic earlier in the evening. Not as mystical as listening to the original production live on the radio as a teenager, but interesting enough in its own way. Anything in the “content” space that migrates from anywhere to anywhere else, platform-wise, I pretty much run from. I get the sense that MOOCs are like that Ukrainian leader, high-tailing it into the night, with bunches of former acolytes saying “I always knew there was something wrong with the concept…”

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By: Notorious Ph.D. http://www.historiann.com/2014/02/25/moocs-vs-house-of-cards-smackdown/comment-page-1/#comment-1933275 Tue, 25 Feb 2014 17:15:08 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=22450#comment-1933275 “Learning requires creating as well as consuming.”

YES. THIS. This is why I’ve found so ironic the large overlap between people who advocate “flipping the classroom” (i.e., active learning) and people who advocate MOOCs (utterly passive).

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