MOOC and Web 2.0 #change11

Educators are working in a new paradigm

Considering the differences between the MOOC and traditional online courses, I can’t help but to notice how their differences mirror the development from Web 1.0 to Web 2.0.

Web 1.0 & traditional online courses Web 2.0 & MOOC
Content & structure created by the designers User-generated content and structure
Content is manipulated by the web designers or computer system Content is manipulated by the users via hyperlinking  and embedding
Linear presentation Distributed presentation
Centralized Decentralized

Educators and learners in a MOOC are operating in a new paradigm now. Will open courses replace closed courses the same way Wikipedia replaced Britannica, BitTorrent replaced Akami, and Napster replaced MP3?

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