After nearly two weeks of interesting and enlightening discussions, our current event Developing World MOOCs – Workshop on MOOCs in Africa has ended with a great online live meeting that happened Friday 27 June at 1 pm (SAST/GMT +2). If you missed out on this great session the recording will be made available later.
A bit about Friday’s session from workshop conveners Andrew Deacon, Sukaina Walji and Janet Small, University of Cape Town
MOOCs have generated tremendous interest and sometimes misunderstandings. What we found useful in order to understand the opportunities MOOCs offer is to consider the way MOOCs are developed and used from different points of view. In this final session we look the ideas and questions asked about MOOCs in the forums from three specific perspectives, namely the from the points of view of:
Participant (why would you take a MOOC?);
An educator (why use MOOCs & how MOOCs can be used?)
An institutional researcher (what can MOOCs teach us?).
Please join us for this final session on Friday to share your ideas and questions.