This brings to question then, what type of teaching method is the right kind of method for MOOC's? Is a student-centered or a teacher-centered pedagogy or even a hybrid of the two the shoe that fits all courses? With such high attrition rates in MOOCs I am left wondering if research has been done to see if there is a correlation between the two. I am sorry to hear that this has happened but I think it is a part of the emerging MOOC into our education system.
MOOCs are said to be a pivotal aspect of the future of global education, however, critics still doubt its effectiveness. What are the pros and cons? (MOOCs : A pivotal development in higher education – or a complete miss?
Douglas Rushkoff says MOOC's hold huge promise as the next front for affordable education, but need to develop a way for students who use them to engage with one another in the real spirit of learning (I mostly agree w/ Rushkoff, but think he needs...
In this article I will look at the 3 main providers of MOOC’s; Coursera, Udacity and edX and compare what exactly these 3 different providers have to offer. Each of these providers has their own online learning platform.
The MOOC has enjoyed a meteoric rise. Its popularity ballooned rapidly: Coursera hit 1 million users in August 2012, less than four months after it launched. The MOOC has also drawn unusual hype. Some herald online learning as a revolution that will upend — and democratize — the higher-education landscape.
During the weekend, however, the MOOC displayed some growing pains. Coursera was forced to suspend a course after students complained about technical glitches and confusing instructions. The name of the course? “Fundamentals of Online Education: Planning and Application.” The class cancellation marked a meta-MOOC mess.
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