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ERIC Number: EJ1207738
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Dec
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1823-7797
MOOCs Revisited: Still Transformative or Passing Fad?
Corbeil, Joseph Rene; Khan, Badrul H.; Corbeil, Maria Elena
Asian Journal of University Education, v14 n2 Dec 2018
Although "Massive Open Online Courses" have been in the media limelight for a relatively short time, their roots date back to the Open Access movement of the early 1990s as access to the World Wide Web was increasing and online publishing was coming of age. Once heralded the great disruptors of higher education, the hype surrounding MOOCs has fluctuated through multiple upsurges and slumps over the past 5 years (Corbeil & Corbeil, 2015). Are MOOCs the great disruptors of higher education? Are they a passing fad? What is the status of MOOCs today? Where will they be 5-10 years from now? This paper will attempt to answer these questions by providing a brief history of the MOOC phenomenon from its early beginnings, through its quick ascension, into a period of experimentation and soul-searching, concluding with a look at today's MOOCs and where they are heading in the next five to ten years.
UiTM Press. Asian Centre for Research on University Learning and Teaching, Faculty of Education, Penerbit UiTM, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Bangunan Fakulti Pengurusan Hotel dan Pelancongan, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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