It was only a matter of time before massive open online courses (MOOC) were challenged to see online learning in a new light. Distributed Open Collaborative Course (DOCC) has a different approach to how students should learn through online education and the role of the instructor. Where MOOCs facilitated the traditional sense of teaching, having
The growth of advanced technology over the last decade also brings a negative impact to educators’ job market. Technology persistently proves how effective it can educate students, while lowering costs for educators. On the contrary, are institutions relying too heavily on digital inventions to teach students? Arizona State University is now testing a program that
With the rise of online education there comes the outbreak of cheaters. Educators are scurrying to stay ahead of the game in cheating. Online courses have emerged for participants (mostly professors) to teach ways of identifying and catching cheating students. Software is on the route to certify courses and use best practices for academic integrity.
Many have under estimated the value MOOCs can offer students and at no cost. Feynaman Liang, a 21-year-old attending Dartmouth and Amherst for a dual degree in engineering and biophysics, has completed over 36 massive open online courses and believes that MOOCs have prepared him to be a successful student in college. Despite common belief, there
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