Postsecondary Learning

Can MOOCs Learn from Netflix?

May 29, 2013

MOOC-FLIX: Here are some original thoughts on how the development of Netflix original series, House of Cards, represents a good model for improving online learning courses. The series reportedly incorporates user insights from Netflix big data to provide a super-appealing viewer experience. Author Christopher Neu is full of bold optimism:

What will your courses look like when your professors are actually producing quality content and A/B testing the heck out of it? When they improve not semester to semester, but week to week?

We certainly appreciate the big picture. But with many courses taking over 100 hours for professors to create, weekly iterations are going to require a bit more manpower.

Postsecondary Learning

Can MOOCs Learn from Netflix?

May 29, 2013

MOOC-FLIX: Here are some original thoughts on how the development of Netflix original series, House of Cards, represents a good model for improving online learning courses. The series reportedly incorporates user insights from Netflix big data to provide a super-appealing viewer experience. Author Christopher Neu is full of bold optimism:

What will your courses look like when your professors are actually producing quality content and A/B testing the heck out of it? When they improve not semester to semester, but week to week?

We certainly appreciate the big picture. But with many courses taking over 100 hours for professors to create, weekly iterations are going to require a bit more manpower.

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