Archive for May, 2017

An interview with the chief executive of edX Anant Agarwal about the future of MOOCs in this platform – http://www.chronicle.com/article/After-the-Hype-Do-MOOC/240155

«And right from when we started edX, we believe that, as we are transforming education and working with our university partners, it was very important to us that we created a nonprofit organization. A lot of decisions that we make would have been very different, had we been a for-profit that is VC-funded.

…So we expect to get to sustainability by about 2020. And, you know, that will have been about nine years or thereabouts to become self-sustaining. But even after that, our goal as a mission-focused nonprofit, it will be not to maximize profits but rather maximize the impact and the good that we can do to the world. »

A new digital era

Posted: May 27, 2017 in Moodle MOOC posts

A new digital era – reflections on a MOOC – https://angelarees.wordpress.com/2017/04/24/a-new-digital-era/ 

Ubiquitous, mobile supercomputing. Artificially-intelligent robots. Self-driving cars. Neuro-technological brain enhancements. Genetic editing. The evidence of dramatic change is all around us and it’s happening at exponential speed.