Anti-MOOCS: The Design of MACROSIMs

David Williamson Shaffer’s talk, “Anti-MOOCS: The design of MACROSIMs (Massively Adaptive Complex Realistic Online Simulations with Integrated Mentoring)” (Stockholm, September 2013), discusses what’s wrong with the MOOC model and how MACROSIMs offer a better alternative, with an in-depth look at Nephrotex.

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This work was funded in part by the National Science Foundation (DRL-0918409, DRL-0946372, DRL-1247262, DRL-1418288, DRL-1661036, DRL-1713110, DUE-0919347, DUE-1225885, EEC-1232656, EEC-1340402, REC-0347000), the MacArthur Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The opinions, findings, and conclusions do not reflect the views of the funding agencies, cooperating institutions, or other individuals.