MOOCS may be slipping away…

Bad news for MOOCs (massive open online courses) http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/07/18/citing-disappointing-student-outcomes-san-jose-state-pauses-work-udacity

This enlightening article highlights the difficulties with MOOCS and in my opinion, highlights the reason why online courses struggle. The reason? Lack of systematic instructional design. The ADDIE process is just an acronym for steps taken in a process. Real instructional design must follow a robust model that includes analysis and evaluation, the beginning and end steps that most people miss as well as inclusion of instructional strategies. Choice of strategies need to be based in research literature as well as appropriate for the learner. Find more information about the Morrison, Ross & Kemp model of instructional design here: http://books.google.com/books/about/Designing_Effective_Instruction.html?id=ygIbaClN3KMC

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