What European Leaders in EdTech Think of the State of MOOCs: Part I


Will Woods (Head of Learning and Teaching Technology, IET, Open University)

I found the BETT experience fascinating and really enjoyed talking about internationalization. The speakers did cover MOOCs as a way to reach out to international learners; however, the hype around MOOCs has now turned into a more considered review of where they add value. At the Open University we have been expending considerable effort in the development of Badged Open Courses (BOCs), as well as developing MOOCs on FutureLearn; this reflects an evolution of thinking around open pedagogy and how this can be applied, since we are experimenting with BOCs as a means to provide an accreditation pathway through to more formal programs of study (or to act as a standalone proposition for work-based learning).
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