Our discussions have highlighted our biggest challenge—finding an experienced MOOC instructional designer, or at least a platform specialist. As instructors continue to take the necessary risks to test this new pedagogical environment, colleges may not be able to meet the growing need for sophisticated support systems.
(via The Chronicle, Of MOOCs and Mousetraps, 21 Feb. 2013)
Many higher ed institutions might not have the tools or support to offer massive open courses today, but my belief is that these tools and support systems are going to be a key differentiator for institutions going forward.
“I think all institutions of higher education need to adopt the trifecta model which is MOOC, blended, traditional, if they want to remain vital in the coming years.” (via A VC: Video Of The Week: Going To The Blackboard To Talk About Online Higher Education)
Blue Blockers Rap as mentioned in Gutterballs 009
At the same time, Gartner predicted that by 2016, 50% of large organizations will have internal enterprise social networks, of which 30% will be considered “as essential as email and telephones are today.”
via Yammer to deliver Office Web Apps, SkyDrive Pro integration this summer – Computerworld.