Out of the Fishbowl: The Uberization of Teaching


In terms of recent innovations affecting the Higher Education sector, two are generating significant interest: the creation and delivery of MOOCs as Open Education Resources, and the concept of the flipped classroom, a pedagogic approach whereby the roles of teacher and learner are inverted. Although the connection between the two may not be immediately obvious, they represent different sides of the same coin, and they can be brought together in a blended learning approach. Using both MOOCs and flipped classroom in a blended setting can help to evaluate the potential impact of MOOCs in a changing society. The following paragraphs are based on a non-systematic observation of disintermediation phenomena in educational experiences during the pilot phase of the Emma Project accordingly to its objectives and challenges.