Take three minutes to watch this intro to MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) by Dave Cormier, who with some of his Canadian friends are running “Personal Learning Environments Networks and Knowledge 2010,” a free course that starts today. Then, consider the questions below:

Questions:

  • How important is it that we make our students ready for these types of self-directed learning opportunities?
  • How can we begin to weave some of these types of experiences into our current curriculum?
  • How do we assess the learning that takes place here? Or, even, do we?

Add others as you see fit, but this type of learning has me thinking really deeply about how to help Tess and Tucker flourish in these environments.

(Note: For some extra context, see this post by Alan Levine that I blogged about a few months ago.)