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Like both those lists!

Thanks for sharing the link to my prezi Martin. The Newcastle event was really good as it gave an opportunity for discussion about why to run a MOOC from an institutional perspective.



I would add a couple more good reasons to do a MOOC.

1. To contribute to the public conversation on a topic.
2. To contribute resources for the public good.
3. Increase engagement and professional development of staff (may not apply in all contexts)

We just concluded a MOOC on Inclusive Technologies for Reading and the blog posts and videos the participants created are a genuine contribution to the information available on the internet. We even tried to create an eBook as a part of it using Booki.cc but didn't quite have the staying power.

I would also question how costly a MOOC actually is. The talking heads MOOCs from Udacity and Coursera must cost loads to develop but a connectivist MOOC should cost not much more than a regular course to run or develop. Certainly not the second time after the initial additional cost of figuring out new ways of doing things..

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