Online Learning Update

June 30, 2014

Free online learning has massive potential to open and expand minds

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:03 am

by christian tams, Herald Scotland

But where are Moocs leading us? So far, there is little evidence of regular education being pushed aside. While experimenting with online courses, many Scottish universities have expanded on-campus teaching, especially at graduate level. It would seem Moocs are designed to complement, not replace traditional modes of education, and that is where they hold real promise. Online access education permits academics to engage with much larger groups of students. Prominent US courses on questions with broad mainstream appeal, such as Michael Sandel’s course on justice, perhaps the most successful so far, are taken by upwards of 100,000 participants.

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