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Are MOOCs disruptive technologies in higher education

Are MOOCs disruptive technologies in higher education

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Are MOOCs disruptive technologies in higher education / Mark Lester

ביום שלישי, 19-05-2015, תתקיים ההרצאה  במחלקה לחינוך למדע וטכנולוגיה בחדר 307

בין השעות  10:30-11:45

About the Lecturer

Mark Lester is Global Head of Partnerships at FutureLearn, the UK-based massive social learning platform, and a member of its Executive team. Prior to joining FutureLearn, Mark headed the strategy development unit at the British Open University, has held senior management positions in the financial services sector and central Government, and was a managing consultant for several years at Monitor Group advising organisations on innovation, industry competitiveness, business strategy and healthcare policy. Mark holds a Masters of Science degree and a Bachelor of Science degree from the LSE and trained as a teacher at the Institute of Education, London. He is married with two children.

Abstract
 Pundits have debated whether MOOCs will disrupt higher education with some predicting the end of the traditional university and others claiming MOOCs are a passing fad. The truth inevitably is somewhere in the middle and FutureLearn, the UK-based global MOOC platform, has preached a rather different message: that MOOCs represent one manifestation of a force that is disrupting HE - the internet - and the opportunity is to develop a pedagogy of massiveness that enables the crowd to support learning at scale.