Online educators draft 'Bill of Rights' for MOOC students
- In the interest of preventing scenarios like Instagram's recent Terms of Service change that left users feeling like they were the product, a group of 12 online educators, including MOOC provider Udacity, released a "Bill of Rights and Principles for Learning in the Digital Age" on Wednesday.
- The document was most likely created at a "MOOC Summit" organized by Udacity co-founder and Stanford professor Sebastian Thrun, and the authors of the Bill--which sets forth several "inaliable rights" that include the rights to access, privacy, personal data and intellectual property--say MOOCs are "ripe for exploitation" despite all of the possibilities they promise.
- The authors each published the Bill on their personal blogs and Github, encouraging students to weigh in and stressing the idea that the document is a perpetual work in progress.
From the article:
Remember all the hubbub last month when Instagram changed its Terms of Service, outraging users who were concerned that they had become the product? Well, to keep that from happening to the new wave of massive open online courses (MOOCs), a group of 12 educators, including MOOC-provider Udacity, has released what it calls a “Bill of Rights and Principles for Learning in the Digital Age.” ...
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