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• The MOOC revolution is here to stay and is helping students with their credentials as well as increasing learning opportunities and engagement for users.
• Are utilizing MOOCs effective online courses for higher ed students? Will most courses trend towards online learning in the near future?
• Read about the opportunities on the rise for global education technology.
Has the MOOC revolution come and gone? Or will the principles of the MOOC movement continue to influence higher ed? On Tuesday, April 10 the #DLNchat community got together to discuss and debate: How Have MOOCs Impacted Approaches to Student Learning?
“How many MOOCs have you signed up for and how many have you taken?” was the question first posed to the #DLNchat community by Aneesa Davenport, social media and analytics manager for EdSurge. Many admitted their completion rates were unimpressive, which may be representative for MOOC users overall.
One thing MOOCs may have taught us is that we need to challenge our measurements of student success across different platforms and education settings. “Instead of looking at completion rates, we should find out from learners whether a course met their needs. If you learned what you needed to know by reading one chapter of a book, did you ‘fail’ at reading it?”
Cali Morrison pondered how many students are using MOOCs to supplement traditional instruction. Shah shared that his company, Class Central, found that almost half of the MOOC-takers they surveyed found some tangible benefit to their learning experience whether they completed the course or not.
Rolin Moe reminded us, "MOOCs are an opportunity to help learners fall in love with things they don't yet know they love. Every space to engage fits that bill. If we are writing off losing 4/5 of students, we are ignoring the places we failed to increase engagement and inspire, too.”
Will MOOCs continue to affect the way that learning experiences are designed and executed? Woods thinks so: “The MOOC movement will continue to impact higher ed: Better use of lecture time, flexibility in course delivery, innovative online content and new forms of credentials.”
Read the full article about MOOCs transforming learning by Michael Sano at EdSurge