Online Learning Update

June 11, 2018

MOOC Expert Fiona Hollands Makes A Suggestion and a Prediction

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:10 am

By Henry Kronk, eLearning Inside

Delivering a keynote address at this week’s Open edX 2018 conference, MOOC expert Fiona Hollands made two predictions about the future of her research subject.  Hollands’ first prediction was more of a directive and a call to action. She began by describing the students for whom MOOCs work quite well and compared them with others who don’t thrive on the format. She then applied that to the cost-saving some universities have begun to see with replacing entry-level courses with MOOCs. “If you can save money by offering education at scale to highly motivated students by replacing some introductory materials with some NDLEs,” Hollands said, “then take those savings and invest in experiential learning for the students who don’t fare well in online learning experiences. So far, MOOCs have made more of a dent in how business provide employee training than in how higher education operates.”

MOOC Expert Fiona Hollands Makes A Suggestion and a Prediction

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