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Survey Reveals Current State of Online Education
The world of higher education always looks to study trends and data in online learning. Grade Level: Tracking Online Education in the United States by I. Elaine Allen and Jeff Seaman is an annual report published by Babson Survey Research Group.…
To MOOC, Or Not To MOOC [INFOGRAPHIC]
MOOCs are hot, but is the sizzle about to fizzle?
This infographic from TopCollegesOnline.org outlines the plusses and minuses of MOOCs, and highlights a surprising statistic about student success rates with MOOCs: According to this infographic, a whopping 93% of MOOC students fail their course!
Google Partners with edX to Create MOOC.org
Google announced its partnership with edX to develop MOOC.org, a website that will allow anyone to build their own MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) and make it available to the public.
Forging a Connection with 40,000 MOOC Students: A Princeton Professor’s Perspective
How can you teach a course to 40,000 faceless students and still maintain some semblance of a teacher-student connection?
This was the challenge that Professor Mitchell Duneier of Princeton University faced last year when he offered an online course in introductory sociology. The non-credit course was offered free of charge through Coursera, and had an enrollment of 40,000 students from 113 different countries.
Are MOOCs Just As Effective As Online College Courses?
While MOOC enrollment can sometimes reach over 100,000 students, academics are beginning to wonder about how effective they are in providing a quality education. How successful are MOOCs in helping students acquire, retain, and apply freshly-learned knowledge?
In a recent OpEd article on Newsday.com, Marian Stoltz-Loike, vice president of online education for Touro College, wonders if MOOCs can truly be considered “education” or if perhaps they would be better described as “a new form of entertainment.”
Are MOOCs Just Going Through a “Hype Cycle”?
While MOOCs seem to be the latest and greatest phenomenon to enter the world of online education, Ry Rivard suggests that MOOCs are merely going through a “Hype Cycle,” and predicts that “the mania over massive open online courses may…
Changing Course: Ten Years of Tracking Online Education in the United States [INFOGRAPHIC]
The following infographic created by Pearson Learning Solutions summarizes some of the key findings of Sloan-Consoritum’s 2012 Survey of Online Learning.
Innovative Online Physics Course With Real World Applications
Dr. Michael F. Schatz, professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology, has recently developed an innovative MOOC that uses technology to help students understand physics concepts as they apply to their everyday surroundings.
What is the Difference Between xMOOCs and cMOOCs?
Not all MOOCs are created equal; learn about the difference between xMOOCs and cMOOCs.