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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

MOOCs not Meeting Expectations


" ... The rollout of MOOCs, or massive open online courses, three years ago by some of the leading universities in the United States triggered predictions that bricks-and-mortar campuses would soon be obsolete and that learning would be forever changed.

Well, maybe — but not any time soon, according to one of the first comprehensive studies of MOOCs from the perspective of institutions, just released by researchers at Teachers College, Columbia University. The study is based on 83 interviews with faculty members, administrators, researchers, and other actors in the MOOC space from 62 institutions, mostly in the United States. It includes 13 case studies to illustrate how MOOCs are successfully being used to address institutional goals.   ... " 

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