The MOOC Misstep and the Open Education Infrastructure

The following is a pre-print of an essay set to appear in Bonk et al.’s forthcoming book MOOCs and Open Education around the World. It may undergo some additional editing before publication. Unlike the rest of the content on, this article is published under the Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike license v4.0, as per my … Read more

What’s the Difference Between OCWs and MOOCs? Managing Expectations.

What’s the difference between OCWs and MOOCs? At the end of the day, it may be nothing more than managing expectations. Let’s take Physics for example. Here’s the MIT OCW Physics course from 1999. It includes videos, lecture notes and other readings, assignments and exams with solutions, and a recommendation that you buy a commercial … Read more