20 November 2012

million+ chair Patrick McGhee - students need real shared experiences

million+ chair, Professor Patrick McGhee, raises concerns that online learning may "reinforce rather than disrupt a two-tier education system ... Helping the poor get a better version of what is ultimately a derivational form of education is a feeble kind of disruption and more of reproduction of structural educational disadvantage."

Though merits exist for MOOCS (massive open online courses) many experiences "cannot be meaningfully created online."

Read the full article, You can't win friends, influence people or play sports with a mooc, Guardian, 20 November 2012.