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Canvas Network – Are the LMS and MOOC Markets Colliding?

This article was originally posted at e-Literate Six weeks ago I posted a new graphic on the LMS market which included MOOCs in the same view as traditional LMS solutions. In the comments to the post there was an interesting note from Josh Coates (Instructure CEO) in response to whether MOOCs should be so closely aligned with the LMS market: i agree with you [fellow commenter Bob Puffer] that MOOCs aren’t the same thing …Read More

Google Introduces Course Builder, an Open Source Project Targeted at MOOCs (but the Real Competitor Might Be Amazon)

        This article was originally posted at e-Literate Google quietly made an educational technology announcement yesterday about the release of Course Builder, an “open source project” targeted at massive open online courses (MOOCs). This platform follows on the heels of Google’s own MOOC this summer. We should find out more information over the coming months, but here are my initial observations after reading the Research Blog on Google’s site: In July, Research at …Read More

Four Barriers That MOOCs Must Overcome To Build a Sustainable Model

       This article was originally posted at e-Literate Given the hype of national media coverage of massive open online courses (MOOCs), it is refreshing to see more recent analysis looking at important attributes such as revenue models, dropout rates, and instructional design. Steve Kolowich at Inside Higher Ed wrote a revealing and important article looking at early demographic data. Jeff Young at the Chronicle wrote an excellent article about Coursera’s contract with …Read More

MOOCs: Two Different Approaches to Scale, Access and Experimentation

This article was originally posted at e-Literate In part 1 of this series, I described a new landscape of educational delivery models. Inpart 2 I described the master course concept and how it presents a cultural barrier that most traditional institutions cannot cross, at least without a dedicated online organization or an outsourced partnership. Why does it matter that we describe these educational delivery models with finer granularity than just traditional and online? …Read More