There have been equal amounts of hype and controversy over Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, ever since the ground-breaking 160,000-student Artificial Intelligence course taught by Stanford professors Sebastian Thrun and Peter Norvig in October 2011.
A few of the most useful and insightful articles:
- Dennis Yang, President and COO of Udemy, asks Are we MOOC’d out? in The Huffington Post.
- The New York Times’ The Year of the MOOC by Laura Pappano.
- The MOOC as three types of learning system by Justin Reich, about three ways in which MOOCs can be used by students and educators.
- What type of people take MOOCs? Some insights into the demographics of MOOC learners by Steve Kolowich.
- Personalized Learning, Backpacks Full of Cash, Rockstar Teachers, and MOOC Madness: Lecture by Justin Reich, Berkman Center Fellow