Tom Worthington tom.worthington at tomw.net.au
Sun Sep 29 10:42:52 AEST 2013

On 27/09/13 17:21, stephen at melbpc.org.au wrote:

> Regarding MOOCS, I generally tend to agree with Tom ...
> http://www.tomw.net.au/technology/it/online_education_revolution
> ... MOOCs can be ... a great way to gain over-all yet also in-depth
> academic tastes of as yet personally unexplored academic areas ...

Unfortunately, MOOCs could be used as an excuse for governments to 
reduce funding for local courses.

> ... see if they suit, then ...  traditional learning environments, and gain an
> academic certification. ...

I would prefer if the certification was available with the 
on-line/flexible courses, avoiding old fashioned "Lecture 1.0". I never 
enjoyed attending lectures and gave up giving lectures, around the time 
I was appointed a "Lecturer" at ANU: 

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