Online Learning Update

June 21, 2021

Hybrid learning, online credentials will survive edtech ‘hype cycle,’ edX CEO says

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:02 am

Emily Bamforth, EdScoop

Hybrid learning will escape the “hype cycle” that built up massive open online courses in past years, Anant Agarwal, chief executive of the online learning platform EdX, said during MIT Technology Review’s annual conference on Tuesday. The pandemic caused major shifts in education that stand up the future of stackable credentials and “micro-courses,” he said. These shorter, often-online courses are now making headlines as part of a new normal in education, similar to the attention that massive open online courses did in 2012, Agarwal said. These shifts include a move toward online, lifelong learning and a shift to blended learning on campus that could further build the relationships between higher education institutions and online course providers like EdX.

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