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SEP 21, 2013 - Huffington Post

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Of MOOCs and Technology, or Why True Education Is Not Content Delivery

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are one of those "pedagogical practices that are current and relevant to the new generation of learners," to use a description featured prominently in promotional literature. Sure sounds trendy, doesn't it? But education is not simply about content delivery. Education is about inspiration. It's about lighting a fire in the mind (and maybe the belly too). Call me skeptical, but I don't think a MOOC can do that. OK, I haven't tried a MOOC, but I have experienced distance learning. As a military officer, I took ACSC (Air Command and Staff College) by ... Read More

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