Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

The Weakest Link - Assessment and Accreditation in MOOCs

Som Naidu, Elena Barbera


In his blog, the renowned distance educator Tony Bates makes known his utter disappointment with developments in relation to Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) suggesting that its proponents, “mostly Ivy League institutions in North America have simply ignored the research and evidence we already have on what works in online distance education to create MOOCs in their own image, and re invent online learning in their own image to maintain their perceived superiority in all things higher educational”(see

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