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How flexible can a Mooc be before it either disappears, or is spoilt, or becomes a misleading rider for a more formal distance learning course?


It depends on the subject area. Is the Mooc a media item? If so, how do you consume it?

The Mooc is a piece of marketing (enrolments in a formal course) as well as philanthropy (widening participation), and learning, and data collection on teaching (eg comparing track A to track B).

Flexibility must have its limits on any course. Rather than accommodating the different ways of learning across the globe, is it better to avoid all of them (eg the week, the mid-term).

But in fact, online learning is rarely so flexible - especially if it is credit-bearing.

There are at least two kinds of flexibility - access is one, and interaction with resources (including peers) is another.


What cannot be sacrificed to flexibility in English Common Law?

What does flexibility look like?



Justify the pattern by reference to data from cases where it appears to have had a positive effect. These would primarily be derived from the design experiment at hand and supplemented by external documented cases.


Data and References


Author(s): Pat Lockley, mattjenner, Trabi Mechanic
Published at: 27 May 2014 11:38 GMT
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