SEOUL, July 11 (Korea Bizwire) – If you have ever wondered what it would be like to sit in a classroom at a prestigious university …
Big data from massive open online courses (MOOCs) have enabled researchers to examine learning processes at almost infinite levels of granularity. Yet, such data sets do not track every important element in the learning process. Many strategies that MOOC learners use to overcome learning challenges are not captured in clickstream and log data. In this study, we interviewed 92 MOOC learners to better understand their worlds, investigate possible mechanisms of student attrition, and extend conversations about the use of big data in education.
Leading universities will offer fully accredited undergraduate courses online within five years, says the founder of a leading US online university network.
Peter Mellow’s insight:
I love the last sentence:
"The hype around Moocs might have faded, but the big impact could be about to begin."
University of Queensland experts, with UQ’s Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) program accepting its millionth enrolment at the weekend.
UQ runs 16 MOOCs through its UQx program, a service that offers free online university courses to anyone with access to the internet.