[It] leaves behind the traditional LMS-based “course” model of the MOOC, and will be left to roam wild, free, and grass-fed on the web. Once each week, we’ll hold a hashtag chat on Twitter using #MOOCMOOC. We’ll also hold a series of Google Hangouts On Air featuring guests from the field and from our community.
Unlike our previous MOOCs, this one will have homework. Or, more precisely, MOOC MOOC: Critical Pedagogy will be a massive open online book club.
I’ll be joining the group just as they start to read Giroux, On Critical Pedagogy. It’s in the University of Melbourne Library, so I must go and check it out, (I find I read non-fiction books much more easily in paper, though I’m happy to read fiction or articles electronically). But, as always, the instant access of ebooks makes study so much easier. (I have already opened the first page of the book, without leaving my desk).
I wanted to study a MOOC where I would learn from the content as well as the ethnography, and I’m personally attracted to a community, public, ‘grass-fed’ MOOC, even as I wonder if it would work.