ERIC Number: EJ1014086
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs): Current Applications and Future Potential
Milheim, William D.
Educational Technology, v53 n3 p38-42 May-Jun 2013
Massive Open Online Courses (or MOOCs) are the subject of numerous recent articles in "The Chronicle of Higher Education," "The New York Times," and other publications related to their increasing use by a variety of universities to reach large numbers of online students. This article describes the current state of these online course offerings, their advantages and disadvantages for universities and students, and their future potential for changing the face of higher education.
Descriptors: Online Courses, Higher Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Descriptions, Barriers, Trend Analysis, Educational Technology, Educational Development, Institutional Characteristics, Educational Practices
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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