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I don’t want to be an education entrepreneur and neither should you: Exploring the limits of metaphors in #EdStartUp

Warning: This post ended up being a lot more “negative” and critical than it started out as. I am still quite enjoying the EdStartUp course. Entrepreneurship and #EdStartup 101 A new MOOC is going on at the moment aimed at educating educators in starting companies (mostly online ones) to implement …

Zero pedagogy: A hyperbolic case for curation and creation over education in the age of the MOOC (#moocmooc)

The crazy argument for Zero pedagogy Pedagogy does not matter. It has always been a discipline aimed at making people learn something they don’t particularly want to learn. If we can truly provide open access to all the resources necessary for learning, then it won’t matter what order, format, etc. …

What is and what is not a MOOC: A picture of family resemblance (working undefinition) #moocmooc

Introduction Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs for short, have been getting a lot of attention recently. There have been several high profile posts (see here for a summary) complaining about the lack of clarity about what constitutes a MOOC (and I think this resulted in a more generalized MOOC backlash). This …


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