Hybrid Pedagogy is an academic and networked journal of learning, teaching, and technology that combines the strands of critical pedagogy and digital pedagogy to arrive at the best social and civil uses of technology and digital media in education.
This article is the first of four by different authors in the field. The article moots 5 strategies to consider so as to avoid the failure of an online program, including: the need to create new embodied pedagogy for online learning environments, different to that delivered ‘on the ground’; and the need for these pedagogies and programs to be designed and driven by educators, not industry. Whilst this has been long recognised, the tendency is for Massive MOOC providers to dominate, drive and deliver the increasing majority of online courses. In the race to get a MOOC up and running, it may be easier and more cost effective for universities to outsource its delivery, but at what cost?
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