Monday, March 10, 2014

Short MOOCs -- departing from the university course format

When World's Collide is a University of Leeds MOOC on environmental policy. Even if you are not interested in the topic, check out the format:

The first applications of new media -- books, movies, television, radio, textbooks -- often mimic previous media. Early MOOCs emulated university classes.

But, most people who take MOOCs are not interested in emulating a university class or getting university credit.

Netflix deviated from the standard format TV format with their 13 hour drama House of Cards and The University of Leeds has departed from the university course format in this 8-hour short course.

What other forms will the MOOC take?