Posted by: Phineas Upham
Technology is changing how educators are able to interact with students. The first major technology breakthrough was the ability for students to take online courses that mimic the “brick and mortar” classroom experience without having to leave home. Now New Republic is reporting on what many think is the next step for online learning: Massively Open Online Courses or MOOCs. These are courses that are broken into small lecture segments and can be taken by a practically limitless amount of people: one MOOC offered through Stanford University’s website had 160,000 worldwide students.
The advantages for MOOCs are obvious. Along with giving students the ability to take classes no matter where they are – as is the case with current online courses – MOOCs present lectures in bite-sized chunks that are perfect for busy students. In addition, they may be a solution to the continually-rising costs of higher education.
Find out more at: http://www.newrepublic.com/article/112731/moocs-will-online-education-ruin-university-experience#
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