From moocs to moors – a movement towards humboldt 2-0

GK Chapters and other contributions, Missions & Responsibilities, Research & Innovation, Teaching & Learning

Yves Flückiger, University of Geneva

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have attracted a lot of attention in the academic world in general and presidents’ officesmore particularly. But some worry that this model of teaching is a step back to a vertical and unidirectional model of knowledge transmission and that it breaks down the Humboldtian contract of mutual enrichment between teaching and research.

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