Can the Ugly Duckling of ODL be Transformed into a Swan? The MOOC Effect

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2013-10-04
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Kanwar, Asha
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Commonwealth of Learning (COL)
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Public Lecture, University of South Africa (Unisa), Johannesburg, South Africa, 4 October 2013 by Professor Asha Kanwar, Commonwealth of Learning // Or more pertinently for us,‘Can the ugly duckling of ODL be transformed into a swan? What is the MOOC Effect? As you know, as distance educators we have been constantly working towards ‘parity of esteem’ with a system of higher education which goes back 900 years. In many developing countries ODL is still regarded as a second chance and second choice option. MOOCs, a form of distance learning has captured global media attention in the past two years. Will some of this high profile rub off on more traditional ODL provision?

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Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC),Higher Education,Open and Distance Learning (ODL)
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South Africa
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Africa,Pan-Commonwealth
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