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ERIC Number: EJ1094825
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
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Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0024-1822
MOOCs and Democratic Education
Carver, Leland; Harrison, Laura M.
Liberal Education, v99 n4 Fall 2013
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have entered the world of online education with a splash, and their potential to transform higher education is being widely hailed. Indeed, many involved in the creation, implementation, and facilitation of this new format regularly speak in terms of "revolution" and massive "disruption." If MOOCs are truly on the point of "revolutionizing" higher education, then several important questions must urgently be raised and discussed--questions grounded in core social beliefs about the purpose of education. In this article, the authors examine both the democratic potential and the potential pitfalls of the integration of MOOCs into higher education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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