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ERIC Number: EJ1142195
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1052-4800
Sentiments and Perspectives of Academics about Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
Fong, Jack
Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, v28 n1 p49-76 2017
Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have made a dramatic entry into higher education. Promising to provide an affordable, if not free, education, MOOCs are celebrated for promoting learning in lieu of the physical classroom. This exploratory study employs content analysis to make visible how MOOCs are viewed by academically oriented observers. Wordle, a meta-data software application, was employed to "mine" comments from five years of MOOC coverage by The Chronicle of Higher Education. Wordle revealed a complex framework of sentiments about MOOCs that advocates and skeptics will find useful for gaining a more nuanced understanding of this ostensibly revolutionary mode of online instruction.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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