This post is intended to share my views on the challenges of MOOCs.
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Here is a glimpse of xMOOCs (not all are MOOCs)
Here are some resources on the development of xMOOCs.
What are the major challenges with these xMOOCs?
A difference in use and expectation of the pedagogy by the professor and learners. Pedagogy of xMOOC - mooc-pedagogy-the-challenges-of-developing-for-coursera. The recent incident professor-leaves-a-mooc-in-mid-course-in-dispute-over-teaching well illustrates this.
Making Sense of MOOCs: Musings in a Maze of Myth, Paradox and Possibility
20120925 MOOCs paper
Problem with the use of technology and social media in the course. Here coursera-forced-call-mooc-amid-complaints-about-course.
Open platform where discussion and discourse escalated into heated arguments and disputes. This incidence where the professor left the MOOC revealed the nature of the disputes
Comment: Identity verification.
Drop out problem. MOOC and the funnel of participation.
Comment: I would reflect on each of the 8 challenges and how to tackle them in coming posts.