There has been a lot of discussion about the value of MOOCs in education. Much of this has focussed at HE level because it is thought students working at this level of educational maturity would have a better handle of self-managed learning and the discipline required to complete. There has been less discussion of MOOCs in FE because learners are less likely to complete a MOOC and it is therefore more difficult to manage
One way too use MOOCs in FE is as a taster to a course, offered over the Summer, between the moment a student is accepted onto a course and the day they attend class.
It might be a good design choice of the following reasons:
What is Digital Simulation:
Digital Simulation has been defined by Professor Diana Laurillard as 'goal-oriented manipulations of a simulated world with meaningful feedback, which enables the learner to work independently of the teacher, individually or in a group'.
Digital Simulation in FE has not flourished because the authentic learning experience is always better, based in competency and skills. Consequently simulated learning has always been seen as second best, where authentic learning isn’t available. However, there are circumstances and situations where authentic learning isn’t available.
The value of digital simulation is used where authentic learning isn’t available.
The characteristics of Digital Simulation
What discourages the use of Digital Simulation