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yet another entry in the what-a-mooc (as opposed to whack-a-mole, not to be confused with whack-a-mooc) lineup. this one is a keeper, packed with links, even-handedly addressing weaknesses and strengths of various models, inherent design problems in xmooc/s, speculating on the future, introducing [eek!] another acronym, MOOLE or Massive Online Learning Experience/s

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In case the quotes didn’t clue you in, this post doesn’t argue against massive open online courses (MOOCs) such as the ones offered by Udacity, Coursera, and edX.  I think they are very worthy ventures and will serve to progress our system of higher education. I do however agree with some criticisms of these courses, and that there is room for much more progress.  I propose an alternative model for such massive open online learning experiences, or MOOLEs, that focuses on solving “problems,” but first, here’s a sampling of some of the criticisms of MOOCs.

Criticisms of MOOCs

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