MOOCs, Showrooming, and Higher Ed

If you’re wondering what the impact of MOOCs will be on formal higher education, one answer came in the form of two interesting stories about the upcoming holiday season: Thousands of shoppers headed to Target to shop last holiday season. Some made purchases at Target; others pulled out their smartphones, scanned product barcodes and made … Read more

OER Quality Standards

The topic of OER quality standards came up at #OpenEd12 today. It makes me a little crazy. Why, why why, do we continue to focus on indirect proxies for quality when we’re capable of measuring quality directly? Direct Measure of OER Quality Indirect Proxies for Quality Degree to which the OER facilitates student learning Academic … Read more