The Truth about MOOCs or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Online Education

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Auteur : Kadenze
Date de l'info : 13 juillet 2015


The first time that I heard the word “mo͝ok” was in the classic Martin Scorsese film, Mean Streets (Trigger warning: Profanity). It has now been 4 years since Sebastian Thrun and Peter Norvig offered “Introduction to Artificial Intelligence” to over 160,000 students and established the “Massive Open Online Course” as a permanent (if non-physical) part of the higher education zeitgeist. Within that same year, both Coursera and Edx launched to considerable attention and press predictions that this new form of learning was a ticking time bomb planted beneath the foundation of traditional higher education.

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