Les inscrits au MOOC « Teaching Goes Massive » de l’Université de Zurich ont connu un déroulement de cours pour le moins chaotique. Ce Massive Open Online Course en anglais, hébergé sur Coursera et animé par Paul-Olivier Dehaye, avait purement et simplement disparu un peu plus d’une semaine après le début du cours.
Les inscrits qui se connectaient pouvaient ainsi lire depuis samedi dernier (05/07/2014) le message suivant de la direction de Coursera :
Update to Coursera Students
We at Coursera wish to apologize to students in the University of Zurich course entitled « Teaching goes massive: new skills required » by Professor Paul-Olivier Dehaye. We understand that the course included experimental components designed by the professor that have resulted in some course interruptions. We are working with the University to make arrangements so that the course can continue to its conclusion in an appropriate manner. On behalf of Coursera and University of Zurich, we thank you for your patience and understanding.
The Coursera team
Update from University of Zurich
Dear Coursera Students,
Prof. Dehaye, instructor of the Coursera course “Massiv Teaching – New Skills needed”, has deleted content during the course as part of his pedagogical concept in order to get more students actively engage in the course forum. In the course of the events confused students contacted Coursera directly, as they assumed a technical problem being the reason for the disappearing of course material.
Unfortunately, Prof. Dehaye had not previously informed Coursera of this part of his pedagocial approach: Deleting course material is not compatible with Coursera’s course concept, where students all over the globe decide when they want to watch a particular course video. Prof. Dehaye’s course included experimental teaching aspects which led to further confusion among students.
Coursera and the University of Zurich decided on Friday, July 3rd, to reinstall the course’s full content and paused editing privileges of the instructor until final clarification on the issue would be obtained.
The course is now back on track, and will conclude as planned, with the final assessment that is due this week. Once again, our apologies for the confusion and thank you for your patience.
– The University of Zurich Team