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The Horror of MOOCs

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Submitted by: Alan Levine (inspired by David Kernohan)

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What the heck is a MOOC? We are not sure, but they conjure up the best (and worst) or classic horror movies- monsters crawling from the deep, spacecraft invasions, ray guns turning humans into zombies. Re-edit or design a poster in the style of horror movies, e.g. see the examples at Well Medicated's 100 Illustrated Horror Film Posters. Then find elements of Massive Open Online Courses to fit into the theme - for reference, try Squidoo, Time Magazine, Wikipedia, the video by Dave Cormier (not that any of these sites really have an idea either).

MOOCs are scary! Make them cause fear in a horror movie poster.

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It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad MOOC

I like the idea of tackling Alan Levine’s Horror of the MOOCs with a film that has a zombie kind of pursuit for money, but in the form of a comedy. There is real hysteria about MOOCs, all you have to do is look at the way the University of…

Nothing Can Stop It!

cc licensed ( BY NC SD ) flickr photo shared by giulia.forsythe
Starring Sebastian Thrun and all those xMOOCS: Udacity, Coursera, EDx (because they are the ones that get all the attention) but produced, directed and thought about by George Siemens, Alec Couros, Dave Cormier, Stephen Downes.
Poster based on…


I can never hear anyone talk about MOOCs without wanting to interject that the movement actually BEGAN IN CANADA, rather than being something Sebastian Thrun invented in breaks between lighting cuban cigars with $1,000 bundles of GoogleDollars. But that sounded like a monster-movie strapline so this poster happened, during a particularly hype-heavy session at a […]

MOOC Hysteria

They’re coming to get you, educator…. people are going MAD about MOOCs… Something new on Shock Thriller Education

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