ERIC Number: EJ1067878
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
MOOCs: Redirecting the Quest for Quality Higher Education for All
Reeves, Thomas C.; Bonk, Curtis J.
International Journal on E-Learning, v14 n3 p385-399 Jul 2015
An argument is presented that the quest for quality teaching and learning in MOOCs should not be limited to merely demonstrating that these innovative learning environments have the same levels of effectiveness as traditional educational approaches (e.g., classroom instruction), but rather that they can exactly go beyond current levels of impact. This will required a dramatic change in traditional research goals from those that are focusing on providing evidence of "what works" in higher education to educational design research goals that are focused on "how can we make this work and why does it have the effects that it does?"
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Educational Quality, Instructional Innovation, Teaching Methods, Higher Education, Instructional Design, Scoring Rubrics, Instructional Effectiveness, Distance Education, Institutional Evaluation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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