Dave's Educational Blog. Learning, networks, knowledge, technology, community. This last week we launched our open course on Data, Analytics, and Learning on edX.
The course is structured in a dual layer model, an approach that Matt Crosslin has nicely articulated. We have 20,000 registered students, with 32% having actually logged in and taken part in the course. 180 countries are represented, with the top being US, India, and UK, representing 25%, 11%, and 4% of students. I’ve run numerous MOOCs over the past six years. Digital Media & Learning. Stephen's Web. Tony Bates. Danah boyd. Lisa’s. Not that long ago, there were exciting new things to try in ed tech.
It was easy to get enthusiastic about not only new products but the way the web was going, and to encourage faculty to jump in. But in the last few years, the web has gone stagnant. Certain models of development, and certain tools, have become dominant, and online teaching has become far less excitiing.