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ERIC Number: EJ1054159
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2332-3205
To Adapt MOOCs, or Not? That Is No Longer the Question
North, Sarah M.; Richardson, Ronny; North, Max M.
Universal Journal of Educational Research, v2 n1 p69-72 2014
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are the next logical phase of distance learning rapidly appearing on the horizon. A recent worldwide survey shows that the adoption of MOOCs is on the rise. This study focuses on identifying and emphasizing the unique advantages of MOOCs and provides possible insights to better understanding of MOOCs as an evolutionary product of classical distance learning. Two simple preliminary experiments were designed and conducted to investigate approaches for strengthening trust in MOOCs adaptation. While this is a work-in-progress, the authors provide several preliminary recommendations to assist in the decision making process for gradual adaptation of MOOCs in conjunction with complementary in-house components.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education; High Schools
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Language: English
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