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manifesto for teaching online: a design checklist for a 21st C curriculum?

posted Dec 18, 2012, 4:29 PM by Yishay Mor   [ updated Dec 18, 2012, 4:30 PM ]
Rebecca Ferguson and Mike Sharples pointed me to University of Edinburgh MSc in E-learning 2011's manifesto for teaching online.
I wonder: how many of their maxims do we follow? How many will emerge from the OLDS MOOC participant projects? Here's a sample:

The possibility of the ‘online version’ is overstated. The best online courses are born digital.
‘Best practice’ is a totalising term blind to context – there are many ways to get it right.
Every course design is philosophy and belief in action.
The aesthetics of online course design are too readily neglected: courses that are fair of (inter)face are better places to teach and learn in.