The one above is the title of the on line course that right know is being driven by e-Learning pioneers George Siemens and Stephen Downes. The idea of the course, offered through University of Manitoba, is not only to allow enrolled people to use the material, but to allow their access to anyone connected on line.
But let’s go deeper on the course idiosincrasy, for I guess I’m not the only curious about the method. As they explain on the wiki:
This course will be a different type of learning experience. Learners from around the world will be participating, creating an opportunity for peer-to-peer learning and feedback. While facilitators will be active in the conversation, and will provide feedback to the work of students who have enrolled in the course for credit, the number of participants makes it impossible for traditional teacher-centric instruction to work well.
I believe it is a good idea to follow the course, so meanwhile it goes, this post is to be continued…