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Does This MOOC Make my Class Look Big – Part 4


A new article or site on MOOCs seems to appear almost by the hour so sifting through all the information to find articles worth reading is sometimes a challenge. I recommend the following resources and information sites.

Educause, Massive Open Online Course:

List of currently available MOOCs from Class Central:

Interesting Debate about MOOCs (pro and con). Recommend reading the articles in order:

  • Shirky, C. (2012). Napster, Udacity, and the Academy. Retrieved from

  • Brady, A. (2013). Questioning Clay Shirky. Retrieved from

  • Bustillos, Maria (2013). Venture capital’s massive terrible idea for the future of college.  Retrieved from

  • Shirky, C. (2013). Your massively open offline college is broken.

Bednar, N. (2013). Moocs and community college distance education. Paper prepared for delivery at the 2013 American Political Science Association Teaching and Learning Conference. Electronic copy available:

Carey, K. (2012). Into the future with MOOC’s. The Chronicle of Higher Education. Retrieved from

Carr, N. (2012). The crisis in higher education. MIT Technology Review. Retrieved from

Caulfield, M. (2013). Creating the education death star. Retrieved from

Delbanco, A. (2013). MOOCS of hazard. New Republic. Retrieved from

Jenkins, R. (2013). What about community colleges? The Chronicle of Higher Education. Retrieved from

Kolowich, S. (2013). Why some colleges are saying no to MOOC deals, as least for now. The Chronicle of Higher Education. Retrieved from

Massive Open Online Course, Wikipedia, 2013:

Martin, F. (2012). Will massive open online courses change how we teach? Communications of the ACM, Vol 55, No. 8, August 2012. Retrieved from

Pappano, L. (2012). The year of the MOOC. The New York Times. 2013, Retrieved from

Rodriguez, C. (2012). MOOCs and the AI-Stanford like Courses: Two successful and distinct course formats for massive open online courses. European Journal of Open, Distance and E-learning. Retrieved from

Waldrop, M. (2013). Online learning: Campus 2.0. Nature. Retrieved from


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