In their first iterations, MOOCs replicated the traditional and familiar pedagogical model of a university classroom: the lecture. Even though lectures are ineffective at promoting critical thinking, fostering deep understanding, and supporting the application of knowledge, they are a relatively straightforward way of translating course materials into a digital environment.
Why there are so many video lectures in online learning, and why there probably shouldn’t be
MIT Media Lab

== Video lectures were the MVP. But then we stopped iterating thereby failing to deliver on the promise of technology empowered education.

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