Online Learning Update

October 30, 2017

A Proposal to Put the ‘M’ Back in MOOCs

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:05 am

By Dhawal Shah, edSurge

If providers of these online courses want to make MOOCs massive again, they will need to go back to the characteristics that made them popular in the first place: semi-synchronous, instructor led and sufficiently hyped. Imagine that once or twice a year MOOC providers published a limited catalog of courses that are instructor-led (meaning that professors play an active role in running the courses). These courses would have a fixed schedule, and have a start date and end date with some soft-deadlines through the course. The goal would be to get everybody moving at a similar pace.

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