Online Learning Update

December 29, 2013

Hands Off MOOCs, Advisors Tell POTUS

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

by EdSurge

The President’s Council of Advisors on Science & Technology have sent “the first in series” of letters to President Obama on education technology. And at least for now, the group suggests that the government watch but not interfere with MOOCs. Hundreds of US colleges and universities are experimenting with MOOCs and other related educational technologies, the letter points out, including partnering with the likes of Coursera, edX and Udacity. And guess what? “After only two years of practical experience with MOOCs and related technologies, it is too early to tell whether substantial gains in the quality of instruction, access, achievement, and cost will be realized.” the PCAST letter notes.

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