Came across an interesting piece from Bonnie Stewart, providing a potential answer to a definition I was grappling with: she calls the Coursera/EdX/Udacity model of MOOC an xMOOC (perhaps because of MITx and EdX?), delineating it from the cMOOC and providing clarity when discussing the different options in learning. NOTE: I have seen xMOOC thrown around, but in a haphazard fashion: people have utilized it to refer not only to Stanford-model MOOCs, but connectivist MOOCs as well.
I linked to Stewart earlier discussing the geeking out of media and ed folks over the possibilities of xMOOCs; the post on xMOOCs as Business Model rather than Educational Best Practices is similar in tone. How this post differs is in a discussion of conviction. Continue reading