This market is in the growth stage in Asia-Pacific (APAC), Europe, Middle East and Africa (MEA), and Latin America, therefore MOOC
technologies in these regions will have immense scope for enhancement.
The next question is, Could the original form of the MOOC
transform teaching and learning in high schools?
The two parts of the MOOC
course are divided into five lessons each, and they're taught by institute instructors Deborah Healey, Jeff Magoto and Elizabeth Hanson-Smith.
If, as Gutmann posits, institutions of higher education sustain democracy "as sanctuaries of nonrepression," MOOC
platforms carry nonrepression to an extreme (perhaps with the caveat that not all ideas expressed within online education forums are intellectually 'valuable') (Gutmann, 1999, p.
Palmer says there's a lot of controversy surrounding MOOCs
because there is no college credit or certification given.
However, the Sunderland students also benefited from face to face discussions with businesses and lecturers - and that's far more difficult to achieve with a MOOC
Brown University recently began offering Exploring Engineering, which is a pre-college engineering course provided through Canvas Network, the MOOC
platform on the Canvas Learning Management System.
Gecan's objection is that: "the MOOC
movement is built on a set of very shaky assumptions.
The research shows that individuals decide to participate in a MOOC
for very diverse reasons: 1) to enrich their lives, 2) because the subject is relevant to their work, 3) because they are college students looking for more ways to study a subject they are learning in a traditional classroom, 4) because they are faculty who want to watch how other faculty teach their subject, 5) or because they are stay-at-home parents or retirees with free time to fill, to name only a few.
Suppose you take your course work through a MOOC
and then select a university for completing your education and having immersive experiences with researchers in your selected research area.
commonly reach 100,000 or more participants, Stark and others have dubbed the course, Programming for Infant and Young Child Feeding, "a mini-MOOC
For statistics and information on MOOC
completion see this Chronicle of Higher Education publication: http://chronicle.