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Word Wiz: SPOC

Friday, May 8, 2015

With technology, it's always "on to the next thing," and learning technology is no different. Now that massive open online courses (MOOCs) have been around long enough to reveal their rather serious flaws—high attrition rates, low learner engagement, and lack of credibility—educators are focusing their attention on SPOCs.

Like MOOCs, SPOCs—small private online courses—rely on video lectures to deliver course content. But instead of videos serving as the only


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