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Essay critiques the ideas of Clay Shirky and others advocating higher ed disruption | Inside Higher Ed
Ah, so Shirky has responded to that long critique of him on MOOCs - and, of course, it's all about "the Internet"
education  academia  mooc  courseware  open 
december 2012 by driscoll
Open Thread Wednesday! Sharing Syllabi? - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education
While a graduate student, I've had the opportunity to teach an undergraduate engineering course several times. At the onset, several professors shared not only their syllabi but other materials as well. While I developed my own lectures and approach, these materials were an invaluable reference to me as I began my teaching career.

As a result, I keep a zip file of all my materials (syllabi, lecture notes, homework solutions, exam archive, etc.) that I happily share with other graduate student instructors (and even a few professors) who have since taught the same course for the first time.

For me personally, the opposing, more guarded perspective gains more validity if it is a highly specialized and unique course that is outside the scope of any existing textbook or depends heavily on the instructor's personal experience.
freeculture  openeducation  opencurriculum  curriculum  syllabus  teaching  learning  education  academia  open 
june 2011 by driscoll

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