If you are like most higher education institutions, lately, you may find yourself asking the question, “Should we be using Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) or not?” You might be wondering how can you effectively integrate MOOCs into your school’s strategy, and what benefits will you and your students receive once you do?
You’ve decided to sign-up for online classes. You’re excited about being able to learn on your own time at home. But what happens when the excitement begins to wear off and your online learning engagement fades? By following a few simple steps and keeping some key things in mind, you can stay engaged throughout the entire online learning experience.
It seems nearly everyone agrees that MOOCs – massive open online courses – signal the end of traditional universities and sharply climbing tuition. Proposals by state legislators aim to substitute online courses for in-person public university education. Online course enrollment has risen 29% since 2010, while conventional university course enrollment has declined. (Babson Survey Research Group)
What are some things we can do to incorporate technologically savvy lessons to make-up for the lack of visual cues in online classes? The truth of the matter is that online classes have become more and more prevalent over the last several years. We have identified a lacking in online classes, and now our challenge becomes to find ways to overcome it or at least make-up for it…