In a study recently published by the Chronicle for Higher Education, 72% of professors teaching for MOOCs do not believe students should earn academic credit for participating in free massive open online courses. Interestingly enough, the professors surveyed do believe that MOOCs could reduce the cost of higher education and that MOOCs are here to stay.
In a recent blog post by Mark Cuban he questions the future of colleges if they continue to operate on the same business model as they have for the past century. Cuban makes valuable points that should be paid attention to in this blog. For one, tuition rates have continued to increase in the worst
In an effort to curb the high cost of education, Governor Jerry Brown partnered with Udacity to introduce MOOCs to California’s higher education system. Udacity, a MOOC based in Palo Alto, will partner with San Jose State University to offer online remedial classes in order to prepare students for their required general education courses. These
In a previous blog post about Coursera we covered the rapid increase in enrollments online MOOCs have been receiving. The model of cheap or free education for everyone paired with top quality course content has driven knowledge hungry students from all backgrounds into this space. One of the main issues still remains though. How do
A recent New York Times article covered the rapidly growing popularity of Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) such as Coursera, Udemy and edX. In four months Coursera had drawn in 1 million users, a faster launch then social media giants Facebook and Twitter. Coursera continues to experience growth with enrollment passing 2 millions students at