Are MOOC’s the future or a dead end?

MOOC poster April 4, 2013 by Mathieu Plourde licensed CC-BY on Flickr

Are MOOC’s the answer to the problems facing Higher Education or are they a threat that will damage learning at degree level? In this blog post we take a quick look at some of the prevailing issues. Massive Open Online courses (MOOC’s) have major issues to overcome.  This was the view put forward by Ormond… Continue reading Are MOOC’s the future or a dead end?

Training at the BBC Academy – Social Media, Online Learning, and Developing Trends

Tomorrow we welcome our next speaker to the Social Scholar seminar (see here for details). In anticipation, here is a summary, slides, and video from the March session. Myles Runham is Head of Online at the BBC Academy. As such it is his job to think about the capabilities and limitations of online learning as… Continue reading Training at the BBC Academy – Social Media, Online Learning, and Developing Trends

PoTW – Online learning: Developing trends

Online Learning: Developing trends. User expectations of what learning is and how it is offered and supported are changing dramatically and rapidly. Remaining relevant is the most significant challenge for organisations working in this new world. How might we respond to these challenges. This month, for the Social Scholar, Myles Runham, Head of Online, BBC Academy will… Continue reading PoTW – Online learning: Developing trends