The Growth Spurt in MOOCs and the Challenges they create for "For Profit Education."


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These slides are about MOOCS - Massive Open Online Courses-- the free courses offered today, making a great deal of the content of higher education free available to anyone with an internet connection and the desire to learn. What challenges and opportunities do they present for "For Profit" education and are they likely to revolutionize the landscape of higher education?

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The Growth Spurt in MOOCs and the Challenges they create for "For Profit Education."

  1. 1. THE MASSIVE GROWTH SPURT IN MOOCS: Presented by Rathi Krishnan – June 2013 What Challenges and Opportunities Do They Present for “For Profit” Education?
  2. 2. Massive Open Online Course(s) Originated in 2008 with the Open Education Resources Movement (OER) (Open Educational Resource, Hewlett Foundation)
  3. 3. Use of Connectivism Which emphasizes learning taking place in a social and cultural context with the infusion of work / life experience (Downes, 2011)
  4. 4. The Cost of Higher Education A gallon of gas would cost $13 today if gas prices had risen as much as college prices since 1980! The average for all grades for the U.S. in 1980 was $1.22/gallon GASOLINE
  5. 5. The Cost of Higher Education 2.25 million students signed up for the free MOOCS from Udacity, Coursera, and edX in 2012
  6. 6. Some Common Perceptions 44% of students believed that their post secondary education improved their employment opportunities. 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 likely that their children will go to college. Only 9% of parents with children under 18 say that the current state of higher education in America is “excellent.”
  7. 7. Challenges & Opportunities The dropout rate in MOOCS What MOOCS accomplish How MOOCS change the landscape of higher education Are MOOCs profitable?
  8. 8. MOOCs & the Flipped Classroom How does the flipped classroom model benefit the new MOOCs model? Can student engagement and interaction thrive with the MOOCs model? The Traditional Classroom Teacher’s Role: Sage on the Stage The Flipped Classroom Teacher’s Role: Guide on the Side The flipped classroom inverts traditional teaching methods, delivering instruction online outside of class and moving “homework” into the classroom.
  9. 9. Future Possibilities 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? Is self-paced learning truly successful?
  10. 10. References Powerpoint Slides for this presentation prepared by Marjorie Sabnis. 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 ^ 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
  11. 11. Questions & Discussion The future of online degree programs. The demands of the job market on higher education.
  12. 12. To Teach is to Learn To Learn is to Teach
  13. 13. THE END