Posted on Monday February 18th 2013
As MOOCs [Massive Open Online Courses] expand and are absorbed/developed at colleges and universities, inevitably technology will be challenged. Early in February, a MOOC on how faculty can set up an online course crashed. Courseera who had over 40,000 faculty enrolled, had to suspend the course after only 5 days. The explanation of a ‘design’ flaw in using Google Documents to execute some of the course activities, proved unwieldly and suggests perhaps that there is not enough course support for instructors of MOOCS by the companies. Another course, in economics offered through Stanford for college students was suspended over a dispute on teaching methodology.