MOOC instructors may need more support for successful courses

By Matt Swayne, Penn State University

Supporting instructors of massive open online courses — MOOCs — may be just as important to the creation of long-term, successful courses as attracting and supporting students, according to a group of researchers. In a study, researchers interviewed 14 current and former instructors of MOOCs, which use technology such as streaming videos and interactive web pages to deliver course lectures and materials online. Of the 14 instructors, only four indicated they would want to teach MOOCS on a regular basis. Two instructors said they will not teach another MOOC, four were considering a break and four were concerned about the demands of teaching another course.

http://news.psu.edu/story/395292/2016/02/29/research/mooc-instructors-may-need-more-support-successful-courses

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