Posted by @drsmetty | Posted in MOOC | Posted on 07-11-2012
The MOOC story is getting more interesting every day. A week ago, LMS provider Instructure, started a new platform -The Canvas Network – that will compete with Coursera, Udacity and edX.
So, what’s new under the sun? Well, this:
The Canvas Network is initiated by an LMS provider and will be used by their existing clients. And, “the instructional design, the course content, and the technical support for running the online classes occur on the institutional level and are not outsourced or licensed to Instructure” (Audrey Watters, 2012).
I see a hugh potential in this way of working. As an instructor, you don’t have to switch platforms again. As a student, you get to know how a specific institution works. As an institution, you can controle what’s happening. And I guess Instructure will benefit on the sales site as well.
Are there interesting courses on The Canvas Network? For me, the answer is yes. I subscribed to ‘Introduction to openness in education‘ that will be given by David Wiley, a founding father of open content
Hat tip: hack education