August 20, 2013
5 Ways of Understanding the New, Feminist MOOC That’s Not a MOOC

Yesterday, we received word of the newest innovation in higher education. Across the world this fall, it was said, students and professors would sit down at computer screens, breathe deeply, and plunge themselves into open learning.
But they would not be taking a MOOC.
They’ll be taking a DOCC: a Distributed Open Collaborative Course. Its name rhymes with “lock.”
It is a feminist MOOC.
Here are five ways of understanding it.
Read more. [Image: Robinson Meyer/Evan Branch]

5 Ways of Understanding the New, Feminist MOOC That’s Not a MOOC

Yesterday, we received word of the newest innovation in higher education. Across the world this fall, it was said, students and professors would sit down at computer screens, breathe deeply, and plunge themselves into open learning.

But they would not be taking a MOOC.

They’ll be taking a DOCC: a Distributed Open Collaborative Course. Its name rhymes with “lock.”

It is a feminist MOOC.

Here are five ways of understanding it.

Read more. [Image: Robinson Meyer/Evan Branch]

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Filed under: Technology MOOC Education Feminist 
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    This article is on my to-read list.
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    Not sure why this is specifically “feminist” (as opposed to just “open-source” or “collaborative” or whatever). But this...
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    Pretty interesting way to think about MOOCs
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    The DOCC is getting some press. I’m really excited about this experiment in education!