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|
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?