As I was researching about network learning communities, I had a good discussion with my cohort about “demographics” – Who are the students ? Are they real ? Digital identity issues surfaced about the participants data. A further dig into the discussion about xMOOC and cMOOC in student authentication will become important. The need for Heterogeneous E-Learning Portal (HELP) is becoming significant.
cMOOC is the Connectivist MOOC led by Siemens
xMOOC is the Instructivist MOOC
So far, I like this discussion from Gordon http://gbl55.wordpress.com/2013/01/27/why-cant-an-xmooc-be-more-like-a-cmooc/