Online Learning Update

November 1, 2013

Adapt to online learning or become obsolete

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

by Lal Tawney, University World News

To understand how online delivery affects transnational education, it is important to understand the impact that innovations in online delivery, and educational technology more widely, are currently having on the higher education sector. These impacts will be felt around the world and transnational education programmes need to adapt to the changing environment to remain competitive. One of the most high profile examples of innovation in educational technology is the recent emergence of massive open online courses, or MOOCs. While the disruptive impact of MOOCs is widely acknowledged, opinions differ as to what their lasting impact is likely to be on the sector. MOOCs certainly do expand access to higher education, but have been criticised for their low completion rates and the fact they fail to engage with struggling students.

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