Continued Growth in MOOCs fueled by Expanding Availability, Monetization and Funding
I sometimes wonder if we might have already entered the post-MOOC era. This is something other than the Gartner “trough of disillusionment,” although some of that is already evident. There is no question, I think, but that the MOOC has shaken up the higher education establishment to a degree for which there may be no precedent. But is the MOOC the whole story? What will its lasting mark be?
This year, I completed my third #MOOC course called ‘Learning How to Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects’. This course is offered by University of California, San Diego through Coursera and is taught by Dr. Barbara Oakley, Prof of Engineering at Oakland University and Dr. Terrence Sejnowski, Francis Crick Prof at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. Through this post, I want to reflect on my experience with the course and what I learned about learning.