Meghan Irene

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The Future Of MOOCs In The Classroom

They have been labelled as the future of education and dismissed as a fad, but so far much of the attention on MOOCs has been on their value in the college sphere. Now, however, educators are increasingly looking at whether MOOCs have a role in schools.<p>The rise of MOOCs has been heralded as one of …

MOOCs, Automation, Artificial Intelligence and Pedagogical Agents

Open courses are a sociocultural phenomenon. This phenomenon represents symptoms, responses, and failures facing Higher Education. In this talk, I examined open courses and MOOCs from a variety of angles and discussed the degree to which MOOCs have portrayed education as a product that can be …

Will MOOCs kill university degrees?

DISTANCE education is nothing new, but these days it is hard to escape hyperventilation about its latest incarnation: MOOCs, or "massive open online …

A MOOC By Any Other Name

In the last few weeks the chatter about the role of MOOCS as a revolutionary tool in education has greatly accelerated.<p>Maybe it's the Starbucks agreement with ASU. Maybe it's the UK report about MOOCS in K-12 schools, as <i>Forbes</i> magazine recently discussed. Or maybe it's that we have reached the …

Are Multiplayer Games the Future of Education?

A new classroom approach tries to bring more competition into the classroom.<p>It was just supposed to be a quick trip to Beijing, a touristy group thing to take in the sights. It wasn't supposed to go down like this. There wasn't supposed to be a lost manuscript; the travelers weren't supposed to …