With the growing number of online learning options available to many of us, I decided to start developing a table/chart that compares some of the options: MOOCs, MAOCs, open courses, traditional online courses, self-paced online courses, webinars, online conferences, online communities of practice, etc. In terms of features, I started with a variety of things like size, duration, level of learner autonomy, and the like. What I have so far is an early and rough draft, meant to elicit contributions from other as much as anything else. I wanted to get something started and then invite others to join in the project. As you have time and interest, I welcome your feedback and participation. I put it together as a Google Doc that you can edit it, or you can just use the comment tool in Google Docs.
- What can we add (features or learning options)?
- Should we change some things to make it more accurate?
- Are there other helpful ways to represent part or all of this visually?
I welcome any and all contributions in the document itself or as a comment on this post.