ERIC Number: EJ1051075
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
MOOCs, Wicked Problems, and the Spirit of the Liberal Arts
McClure, Maureen W.
Journal of General Education, v63 n4 p269-286 2014
Higher education institutions today are increasingly considered to be "means," serving as suppliers for employers, not "ends" that address "wicked" problems. This disregards their role in the generational succession of civil societies. Massive open online courses can strengthen higher education institutions by working with and not against liberal arts traditions.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Liberal Arts, Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, College Role, Educational History, Instructional Effectiveness, Networks, Peer Relationship, General Education, Educational Finance, College Faculty
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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