CDE seminar: Old wine in new bottles? Exploring MOOCs

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Old wine in new bottles? Exploring MOOCs

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Asha Kanwar

On 9 December 2013 we were very pleased to be able to welcome Professor Asha Kanwar (President & CEO of the Commonwealth of Learning) to Senate House to conduct a free lunchtime seminar “Old wine in new bottles? Exploring MOOCs”.

The special session was chaired by Professor Alan Tait (Open University, CDE Visiting Fellow), and was an opportunity to engage with one of the world’s leading advocates of learning for development. 

 MOOCs seem to be a natural progression in the different stages of the development of distance education. Starting with external degrees, correspondence courses, open and distance learning, and more recently OER, MOOCs  are yet another phase of  opening up access to education. But will MOOCs really make a difference to democratizing education? Will they transform pedagogy and positively impact learning outcomes? How will they negotiate the digital divide? Or are MOOCs simply old wine in new bottles? This presentation will address these questions and explore the ways in which MOOCs can play a positive role in transforming education.

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  1. EMOOCs 2014 says:

    […] are quite a few MOOC sceptics out there and the question raised by Asha Kanwar  asking if MOOCs are simple old wine in new bottles was heard quite often. This is partly a […]

  2. […] are quite a few MOOC sceptics out there and the question raised by Asha Kanwar  asking if MOOCs are simple old wine in new bottles was heard quite often. This is partly a […]



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