Monday, March 5, 2012

Real Life Heretic: George Siemens

George Siemens, a major proponent of Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs), brought together 3 heretical ideas to begin changing education:

  • Courses can be provided by academic institutions  to anyone in the world, free of charge.
  • Courses can be offered to an unlimited number of people.
  • The content of courses can be created by the learners themselves.
He uses whatever tools work and participants are encouraged to expand their use of tools to spread the reach of the course content. Here are some examples:
Here is a review that I wrote of one of his courses that I attended.

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