Regulating –>MOOCs<-- as a Headline?!

Holy rusted educational punditry Batman! Did I just put MOOC and regulation in the same sentence. Twice!? Zoinks!

Alright, moving past the batman references that I am too young to truly appreciate – no I didn’t do it. Or at least I was not the first. I refuse to link the original article on principle. Perhaps we need to stop using the acronym as a word but isn’t open one of MOOCs middle names? Somehow I feel we might mess with MOOCs identity even more if we start messing around with the second letter.

Aren’t we already stretching the M? I mean, how massive do we need to go to use massive as a term? I joined one “MOOC” with 20 participants. I think it fit the last three letters but OOC sounds like something an Orc Grunt says in World of Warcraft.

Actually I think this helps. If we regulate MOOCs they become MOCs. Long live the MOC! “What a great MOC!” Saves me a whole character when I tweet this out too!



About the author: Rurik

Known both as Ru (or as the title suggests, Ru Ru the Ruiner), Rurik studies ways games can designed to improve society, especially in the realm of education.