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  1. 1. Massive Open Online Course( s ) They originated in 2008 with the Open Education Resources Movement ( OER) ( Open Educational Resource, Hewlett Foundation)
  2. 2. Use of Connectivism Which emphasizes learning taking place in a social and cultural context with the infusion of work /life experience ( Downes, 2011).
  3. 3. The Cost of Higher Education How much a gallon of gas would cost today if gas prices had risen as much as college prices since 1980. - $13 2.25 million students signed up for the free MOOCS from Udacity, Coursera, and edX in 2012
  4. 4. Some common perceptions 44% of students believed that their post secondary education improved their employment opportunities. 9% of parents with children under 18 say that the current state of higher education in America is “excellent.”
  5. 5. More perceptions 48% of high school graduates did not pursue higher education because the cost was prohibitive. 80 % of adults with children under the age of 18 say that it is extremely like that their children will go to college.
  6. 6. What challenges and opportunities do MOOCS present? The drop out rate in MOOCS What MOOCS accomplish How MOOCS change the landscape of higher education. Are MOOCs profitable?
  7. 7. MOOCs and the FLIPPED Classroom How does the flipped classroom model benefit the new MOOCs model? Can student engagement and interaction thrive with the MOOCs model?
  8. 8. Future possibilities for MOOCs Is self-paced learning truly successful? ? Do MOOCs signal a trend in higher education away from degree programs requiring students to pay tuition, to the accessibility of free resources that provide proof of completion and mastery of content as being the requisite outcome necessary in today’s workplace?
  9. 9. References The New York Times. Retrieved July 18, 2012. Horacio Reyes. "History of a revolution in e-learning". Revista Educacion Virtual. Retrieved Aug 10, 2012. Downes, Stephen "'Connectivism' and Connective Knowledge", Huffpost Education, January 5, 2011, accessed July 27, 2011
  10. 10. References ( continued) ^ Kop, Rita "The challenges to connectivist learning on open online networks: Learning experiences during a massive open online course", International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, Volume 12, Number 3, 2011, accessed November 22nd, 2011 "Open Educational Resources". The William and Flora Hewlitt Foundation. Retrieved 27 March 2013.
  11. 11. Questions and Discussion The future of online degree programs. The demands of the job market on higher education.