Thursday, June 05, 2014

MOOCs - Massive Open Online Courses or Massively Overhyped Obfuscated Concept?

This is a follow-up to the Library Boy post of October 3, 2013 on MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) and Law Librarians.

Yesterday on, Sarah Glassmeyer, Director of Community Development for the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction penned a column entitled Massively Overhyped Obfuscated Concept – MOOCs in Legal Education:
"As a known supporter of open content and technology, as well as someone who works in education, I like to pretend that people are dying to ask me, 'Sarah, are MOOCs going to save law schools?' "
"My answer? No. No they are not."
"Okay, I guess I could flesh this answer out a bit, and not just because I should have about 800 more words to make this a respectable blog post."
"So how about this: No, MOOCs will not save law schools …but they might save legal education."
"Confused? Let’s start from the beginning."

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