xMOOC vs. cMOOC - MOOC Pedagogy
I only learned recently that I’ve not been enrolled in MOOC classes at all, but have instead been involved with something called an xMOOC. At first I was curious why anyone would want to eliminate the only saving grace of the MOOC acronym (its pronounceability), but apparently two variations are meant to distinguish the type of professor-centric massive courses that have received most of the attention over the last couple of years (xMOOCs) from a different vision for massive online education built around connectivity (cMOOCs). Lest you think this distinction is just an attempt to glom onto MOOC media mania to push a different educational agenda, the connectivist vision behind the cMOOC actually pre-dates the Stanford experiment (and resulting initiatives from that experiment such as Udacity, Coursera and edX) by several years. Learning is the creation and removal of connections between the entities, or the adjustment of the strengths of those connections. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Related: MOOC Scrapbook