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MOOCs By Jonathan Haber,

  • Title: MOOCs
  • Author: Jonathan Haber
  • ISBN: 9780262526913
  • Page: 428
  • Format: Paperback
  • Everything you always wanted to know about MOOCs an account of massive open online courses and what they might mean for the future of higher education.The New York Times declared 2012 to be The Year of the MOOC as millions of students enrolled in massive open online courses known as MOOCs , millions of investment dollars flowed to the companies making them, and the medEverything you always wanted to know about MOOCs an account of massive open online courses and what they might mean for the future of higher education.The New York Times declared 2012 to be The Year of the MOOC as millions of students enrolled in massive open online courses known as MOOCs , millions of investment dollars flowed to the companies making them, and the media declared MOOCs to be earth shaking game changers in higher education During the inevitable backlash that followed, critics highlighted MOOCs high dropout rate, the low chance of earning back initial investments, and the potential for any earth shaking game change to make things worse instead of better In this volume in the Essential Knowledge series, Jonathan Haber offers an account of MOOCs that avoids both hype and doomsaying Instead, he provides an engaging, straightforward explanation of a rare phenomenon an education innovation that captures the imagination of the public while moving at the speed of an Internet startup.Haber explains the origins of MOOCs, what they consist of, the controversies surrounding them, and their possible future role in education He proposes a new definition of MOOCs based on the culture of experimentation from which they emerged, and adds a student perspective missing in most MOOC discussion Haber s unique Degree of Freedom experiment, during which he attempted to learn the equivalent of a four year liberal arts degree in one year using only MOOCs and other forms of free education, informs his discussion.Haber urges us to avoid the fallacy of thinking that because MOOCs cannot solve all educational challenges they are not worth pursuing, and he helps us understand what MOOCs despite their limitations still offer the world His book is required reading for anyone trying to sort out the competing claims, aspirations, and accusations that color the MOOC debate.
    MOOCs Everything you always wanted to know about MOOCs an account of massive open online courses and what they might mean for the future of higher education The New York Times declared to be The Year o

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    1. While the book is a bit out of date MOOCs have moved along since it was published I still found it to be a good introduction to the phenomenon of the albeit without really looking too in depth at research done in MOOCs.

    2. Great little book covering the hype and the hope of online education I hope Haber revisits the state of the MOOC in the upcoming years Educators of all levels should read this as a primer on the MOOC debate.

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