Online Learning Update

September 18, 2014

MOOCs 2.0: Scaling One-on-One Learning

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:09 am


Numerous MOOC providers have appeared, competing for the attention of learners around the globe. What started with a few courses is now a rapidly developing field with thousands of courses on offer. Some providers have changed their focus from traditional higher education to more vocational training. Most have started charging for services such as verified certificates. All of them are trying to figure out where this rocket ship is headed. Anything that makes such a splash in such a short amount of time is guaranteed to have its critics, and MOOCs were no exception. After disappointing results in high-profile experiments at San Jose State University, critics saw themselves vindicated, and the New York Times – which had boldly declared the year of the MOOC in 2012 – ran an article with the title “After Setbacks, Online Courses Are Rethought”.

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