More on MOOCs and Being Awesome Instead | iterating toward openness

David Wiley nicely wraps up MOOCs, and why they're important even if much of the hype is just marketing drivel spouted by elite institutions: For a complex tangle of political reasons, "the people in power" are currently paying a tremendous amount of attention to issues relating to access to education, and the role of the cost of education in regulating that access. MOOCs have popularized and significantly advanced the conversation regarding both universal and free....

May 24, 2013 · 3 min

on hype cycles and easy answers

David Kernohan published a revised edtech hype cycle, rightly pointing out that it's not a cycle, and that "progression" to the "plateau of productivity" is not a foregone conclusion. Here's David's EduBeardStroke Parabola 2013: I've seen the Gartner Hype Cycle used quite a bit - I've even used it myself on campus briefings and reports. It's never sat well with me, but I couldn't articulate why. I mean, Gartner hires The Experts to Make Sense of Things....

January 22, 2013 · 3 min