Social Experiment? Learning Experience? Tempest in a Teapot? Coursera's recently under-reported soap-opera.
Sat, Jul 5 2014 12:16 | #massiveteaching, #rhizo14, cMOOC, controversy, coursera, experiment, linguistics, research, xMOOC
Well, I am not quite sure what to make of this just yet, but I am keeping an eye on the situation to see how it gets resolved. What situation am I talking about? The seemingly under-reported (or not reported at all) situation happening in the course Teaching Goes Massive: New Skills Required, which is offered by Paul-Olivier Dehaye of the University of Zurich. I have to say that initially
When is a language dead?
I was catching up on my Omniglot Blog unread posts and I came across this post asking people When is a language dead? This whole discussion come up because Manx was declared as a dead language even though there are still speakers of the language.The range of opinions posted in the comments was quite interesting, and it serves to point out there is not consensus on when a language is dead, or in some