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May 28, 2016

Moocs prove that universities can and should embrace online learning

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by Kerri Morgan, Times Higher Education

The demand by students to study by distance, and the increasingly sophisticated delivery methods on offer, has created a truly staggering shift in our understanding of what “going to university” means. No longer are students confined to studying within their borders: a wonderful fact if you come from a poor country with limited university access, or if you want to learn a specialist subject but don’t have the means to travel overseas to study. While the power of technology to improve learning is well understood, the spectre of failure that comes from innovating, including deep technology adoption, sits heavy on the shoulders of universities who are acutely aware of what it would mean to fail. Higher education institutions have a responsibility to ensure that they are wisely adopting technology to support and advance their core endeavours.

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