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Scaffolding language learning on MOOCs

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I recently registered for a MOOC on learning Korean.

I was rather shocked by how little scaffolding there is in terms of basics when it is supposed to be for beginners.  The first input is a video and the transcript is in Korean script.  There had earlier been a list of Korean characters with very vague advice on their sounds but no practice of these sounds.

I find this very different from the careful scaffolding that is given for most Open University courses.

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