ERIC Number: EJ1051080
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
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Are MOOCs the Future of General Education?
Journal of General Education, v63 n4 p244-255 2014
General education is at the forefront of the challenges facing faculty and administrators as they develop initiatives to address the nationwide trend focused on college completion programs. Attempts to trim core requirements and shift courses to online environments could be one answer for providing greater course access, for improving enrollments, and for increasing completion rates; however, choosing appropriate online environments needs careful planning and implementation. Massive open online courses have been promoted as one possible online model. Based on the author's experience of teaching first-year writing as a massive open online course, this article offers observations, reflections, and suggestions for considering the application of innovative technologies in general education courses.
Descriptors: General Education, Educational Trends, Open Education, Online Courses, Observation, Reflection, Technology Uses in Education, Core Curriculum, Educational Innovation, Access to Education, Educational Change, Educational Practices, Teaching Experience, Delivery Systems
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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