Massive open online course using Wikipedia
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Challenges and risks
- Signing up for online courses is easy, completing them is hard. It is not unusual for MOOCs to have <10% completion rate.
- Too many people editing at the same time
- Agile online support
- Open Access Wikipedia Challenge, P2P University
- Wikipedia: Aim for Featured Article, P2P University
- Contributing to Wikimedia Commons, P2P University
Open source platforms
(not actually open source yet, but expected to be)
Closed source platforms
- Report on Bioelectricity course at Duke University
- 12,000 students from 100+ countries, with ~1,000 active weekly
- Report includes loads of detail about how the course materials were created and how it went
- College of Future Could Be Come One, Come All, by Tamar Lewin (19 Nov 2012)
- Asimove on self-learning, inspirational! (1988)
- Napster, Udacity, and the Academy, by Clay Shirky (Nov 2012)
- What Wikipedia can tell us about the future of news (Dec 2012)