This blog is collecting positions and reflections of open science in practice. Furthermore it is hosting the syllabus and teaching materials for the course: Open Science - the better science? at the University of Vienna, Austria, Department of Social Studies of Science and Technology. Comments are very welcome, please reveal your identity.
May 2, 2017
MOOCS - overrated or real game changers in education?
Very soon, this blog will be populated by posts discussing experiences with MOOCs - massive open online courses - based on this paper: Daniel, J. (2012). Making sense of MOOCs: Musings in a maze of myth, paradox and possibility. Journal of interactive Media in education, 2012(3). The assignment is to find an easily accessible MOOC and to watch / participate at least (in) one course unit or lecture. Besides providing brief info regarding the providers and objectives of the MOOC, students will contemplate the potential benefits of such online education: despite all evidence of how MOOCS might be overrated today, how could they actually improve education? Which characteristics shows an imaginary or real MOOC you would like to participate in?