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4 years later, Harvard and MIT offer review of MOOCs

4 years later, Harvard and MIT offer review of MOOCs | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it


Harvard University and MIT have released a report on what they've learned in the four years since the launch of massive online open courses in 2012..

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Who took Harvard and MIT MOOC's? Average user was a 29 year-old male living outside of the US. Interested in global reach? MOOC's definitely did that.

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Harvard and MIT try to build a higher education in the cloud

Harvard and MIT try to build a higher education in the cloud | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
The Guardian Harvard and MIT try to build a higher education in the cloud The Verge Harvard and MIT are among a group of universities planning to spend tens of millions of dollars on "massively open online courses (MOOCs)," a new type of higher...
Becky Roehrs's insight:

Online education isn't for everyone, but it does work for a number of people. I like edX since it's non-profit, so we'll have to see how The Verge turns out. Until you can get credit for it, I see MOOC's in these early days mainly filling the role of Massively Open Online *Continuing Education* Courses. Non-credit education is needed, too-how can we have too much learning, especially when it's free? 

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