Velocity, Scholarship, and Learning

Pundits, journalists, and critics are mapping the myriad factors influencing the rise of MOOCs. No matter where one comes down on the motives behind the current crop, it’s undeniable that frustration with the slow (some would say geologic) pace of change within higher education has fueled much of their development. In this segment of our conversation with Tom Sanchez, Tom reflects on the speed with which the “Technicity” MOOC went from conception to reality, and how that speed both affirms core scholarly values and creates new opportunities for deep learning in a digital age.

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