From the Desk of the Executive Editor: The Newest Disruptive Technology- MOOCs
Journal of Applied Learning Technology
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Every few years, a new technology appears on the education stage that promises to educate many, minus the labor-intensive teacher/facilitator. Unions protest, teachers shiver, money is invested, and soon the whole thing quiets down. Programmed instruction promised to replace teachers and improve learning at the same time. Computer-based learning made the same promises, as did its networked spin-off web-based learning. The fact is that a great deal may be learned from all technologies: correspondence, books, radio, video, CDs, television, the Internet and more. Field trips provide excellent content. No one should disparage the learning opportunities afforded to all people at all times from multiple sources.
Abramson, Gertrude W., "From the Desk of the Executive Editor: The Newest Disruptive Technology- MOOCs" (2013). CEC Faculty Articles. 182.