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Stephen Downes Compares Online Offerings

eLearn Magazine just publishes Stephen Downes comparison on online offerings form major institutions. In his article he refers to MIT’s OpenCourseWare (OCW) that is available since 2002. A lot of institutions followed the concept of making their content online available for everybody who is interested in it. These junks of content have to be brought alive by the didactics that a teacher/professor uses to engage student in the learning process. Stephen Downes introduces the two termini “golden” and “green” model of OCW. The latter refers not only to online available learning materials, more so to complete online courses like the once from the Open University.

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  1. […] spends some time in comparing online offerings from educational organizations and institutions (see an earlies post at this blog). However, even though Stephen Downes has some criticism about the site design and the navigation […]

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