The community that built the largest encyclopedia in history is shrinking, even as more people and Internet services depend on it than ever. Can it be revived, or is this the end of the Web’s idealistic era?
Best quote: "Most worrisome, calling MOOC instructors rock stars implies something about the overwhelming majority of faculty members who don’t, or won’t, or can’t teach a MOOC. When someone speaks about giving students access to the “best” professors, there’s serious baggage attached. The most effective teachers may not be best suited to the MOOC performance model, or they may not work for the research-oriented institutions that have the resources and reputation to be net producers of MOOCs. In fact, they almost certainly don’t."
FutureofHigherEd.org • #futureofHE • facebook.com/FutureofHigherEd —————————————————————————————————— The “Promises” of Online Higher Education: Reducing Costs Executive Summary The notion that MOOCs and other online courses will reduce the costs...
In-depth study on using MOOC's in the context of a curriculum in no-Ivy League environments. Already a lot of worthwhile findings although the real experiment where the students come in have to get started
The traditional college transcript is particularly unsuited for this task. It lists the courses completed and how people performed. But it says little about what someone actually learned or what a person knows.
Executive Summary The “promise” that online learning will dramatically expand access to higher education is at the center of the recent push in the MOOC/Online movement. This paper examines research that can help us answer a crucial question: do...
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