Massive Open Online
Course( s )
They originated in 2008 with the Open Education
Resources Movement ( OER) ( Open Educational
Resource, Hewlett Foundation)
Use of Connectivism
Which emphasizes learning taking place in a
social and cultural context with the infusion of
work /life experience ( Downes, 2011).
The Cost of Higher
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
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.”
48% of high school graduates did not pursue
higher education because the cost was
80 % of adults with children under the age of 18
say that it is extremely like that their children will
go to college.
What challenges and opportunities do
The drop out rate in MOOCS
What MOOCS accomplish
How MOOCS change the landscape of higher
Are MOOCs profitable?
MOOCs and the FLIPPED
How does the flipped classroom model
benefit the new MOOCs model?
Can student engagement and interaction
thrive with the MOOCs model?
Future possibilities for
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?
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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
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.
Questions and Discussion
The future of online degree
The demands of the job
market on higher education.