Month: January 2016

MOOC disruption

Picture taken by me in the street. No rights reserved by me.

Do you remember when we used to dream that MOOCs would disrupt traditional higher education? Bringing new ways of thinking, learning and interacting?

Today I sat for hours at a Futurelearn partnership event in a hot room balancing my laptop on my knee while a bunch of men presented from the front and ran over time. The group discussion slots were cut short and when a woman did finally speak from the front, her Q&A was cancelled completely.

I pointed out the notable lack of women on the programme to a couple of people. They looked surprised.