Tuesday, August 28, 2012

MOOCs on the Move?

Are MOOCs the simple fix for the future of education? Not everyone thinks so.

Phil Hill, executive vice president at Delta Initiative, posts the following on his blog, "e-Literate":

So what are the barriers that must be overcome for the MOOC concept (in future generations) to become self-sustaining? To me the most obvious barriers are:
  • Developing revenue models to make the concept self-sustaining;
  • Delivering valuable signifiers of completion such as credentials, badges or acceptance into accredited programs;
  • Providing an experience and perceived value that enables higher course completion rates (most today have less than 10% of registered students actually completing the course); and
  • Authenticating students in a manner to satisfy accrediting institutions or hiring companies that the student identify is actually known.
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