Is K-12 the next frontier for MOOC mania?
- The next big MOOC incursion could be the high school classroom.
- Howard Lurie, MOOC provider edX's vice president for external affairs,says the "ongoing grand experiment" between Harvard and MIT could facilitate blended learning augmentation of advanced placement curriculum.
- Others, like Quakertown Community School District (Pa.) Technology and Cyber Education Director Tom Murray, think MOOCs could also fill some universities' requirements that high school students take at least one college-level online course prior to admission.
From the article:
... Ultimately, Murray and Lurie agree that MOOCs at the high school AP level should largely be viewed as one of many weapons in an educator's arsenal. It's an opinion shared by Rodrick S. Lucero, an associate professor at the Colorado State University School of Education and the associate director of the School of Teacher Education and Principal Preparation at CSU. Lucero cautions that MOOCs are particularly weak when it comes to the realm of vigorous classroom discussion. ...
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