Associate professor, Conservatoire national des arts et métiers (Cnam)
CEO, Fondation Internet Nouvelle Génération (FING),
Professor and scientific co-ordinator, Médialab Sciences Po, Paris,
Seminar Guest speakers | Monday January 27, 2014 - 19h - 21h15
Are MOOCs going to turn the world of teaching and its traditional methods upside down? Do they represent the educational revolution which some people predicted, or are they the latest trendy product of distance-learning practices which have existed for a long time but are now just being brought back with a modern twist? Should we be wary of how formatted and standardised knowledge can be treated like a commodity and become a new source of revenue for a few global operators, or should we be happy to finally see that the emerging culture of today’s students - who tend to be more Internet surfers than bookworms - is being taken into account? Like any emerging technology, MOOCs will prove to be either a dream come true or our worst nightmare, depending on how we choose to handle them. In the meantime, we really need to talk about them.
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