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On the two types of MOOCs

Although set apart by a few years, these two videos to me seem typical of how the main proponents of xMOOCs and cMOOCs frame their accounts of the history of Massive Open Online Courses.

It is quite telling how the two types do not seem to acknowledge each other. On one hand, Dave Cormier in his account of MOOCs does not mention that the popularity of MOOCs is often attributed to platforms like Coursera, EdX and Udacity, and not the cMOOC variety. On the other hand, Daphne Koller does not acknowledge the pedagogical innovations, both early and continuing, conducted by cMOOCs. While xMOOCs have gained a mass audience, cMOOCs are often attended by educators.

Why is it that these networks have never crossed or combined? I wonder if it would be possible to combine the reach of cMOOCs with the innovation of xMOOCs. If anyone knows of a video with both cMOOCs and xMOOCs proponents has been posted online, please let me know!