Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Education in the Age of the MOOC

Stephen Downes' OLDaily - Wed, 09/28/2016 - 17:00

Noam Ebner, Social Science Research Network, Sept 28, 2016

Good paper (47 page PDF) on the development and delivery of a MOOC on negotiation and conflict resolution. It's focused around four major issues:

  1. Can we provide the same quality of negotiation education in a MOOC format
  2. Can the signature pedagogy of the negotiation field, the experiential learning model, be implemented in a MOOC?
  3. Can we provide students in a MOOC the same experience that has made negotiation courses successful?
  4. What implications might this have for negotiation and dispute resolution education?

I really like the section on quality (it should be required reading). "Interestingly, the standards for assessing the quality of traditional negotiation courses have been somewhat vague both in terms of outcomes within the course," writes Noam Ebner.

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What Do Forbes, NYT, And Sotheby’s Have In Common? They Make Online Courses

Stephen Downes' OLDaily - Wed, 09/28/2016 - 14:00

Anuar Lequerica, Class Central, Sept 28, 2016

There's virtually no content in this article (would it be too much to do an interview or get a point of view?) but the author points to an important trend. "The World Bank, PwC, and Fundaç ã o Lemann offer MOOCs on Coursera. Microsoft, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, and the Inter-American Development Bank all offer MOOCs on edX. Google offers an Android Basics Nanodegree on Udacity."

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