More college students lose grandparents right before taking college exams. Duke professor and irrationality expert Dan Ariely has a solution: Enroll in Massive Open Online Courses to spare grandparents some fatal stress.
We had high hopes for massive open online courses (MOOCs). We wanted them to be the solution to making knowledge accessible to millions and enhancing the way we learn. We hoped they would disrupt the education industry and enable millions to gain university-level credentials without paying hundreds
The New Yorker published an article yesterday titled “A MOOC Mystery: Where Do Online Students Go?” which tried to explain low MOOC completion rates by comparing the situation to the General Educational Development (GED) exam. Right off the bat, the … Continue reading →
If you read this blog, you have undoubtedly heard about the new interest in digital badging systems. The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Chronicle of Higher Education have all covered the topic in recent weeks (and most more than once).
Gily Salmon's first MOOC that she is leading, Carpe Diem - Learning Design, starts March 10, and we took the opportunity to discuss some of the differences between course design for "traditional" online learning and for MOOCs