In 2015, content is no longer king. At best, it’s a minor royal. So in the era of content as a commodity, what’s taken its place on the throne? What do users value instead?
This post looks at the ideas and business models that are working within open education, and builds on discussions with the wider ELT community on ways to deal with access, copyright and materials writing/development.
Here’s what’s been on our reading list during the final week of November. How many shopping days left?….
In the weeks since the British Council’s first MOOC ended, I’ve been asking myself what exactly we’ve learned from it. Did it ‘work’, as Nicola asked? My feeling is that it did – not only in terms of the numbers of learners it attracted but in what it achieved within the parameters we set for it. If it wasn’t the ‘true ELT MOOC’ Nicola described, that’s because we didn’t plan for it to be that.
ELTjam thought an ELT MOOC probably wouldn’t work. The British Council made sure it did. Although, as we’ll see, that does depend on your definition of work’.