MOOCs: The Future of Education or Mere Marketing?

August 4, 2013 in Apartment Training Ideas

MOOCs’ stands for Massive Open Online Courses and, depending on your viewpoint, they’re either the future of education or a giant marketing scam. One thing’s for certain, they’re the buzz of the moment in the education sector and universities across the world are falling over themselves to get with the trend.

It’s no exaggeration to say that MOOCs are the current buzz of the university sector. They may not have made it into the public consciousness yet, but they’re up for discussion at almost every major education conference or gathering these days.

MOOCs stands for Massive Open Online Courses. In essence, they’re simply another form of online education, but what makes them special is their sheer size: some MOOCs courses can have as many as a hundred thousand students actively involved at any one time. What also sets them apart, and perhaps goes some substantial way to explaining their rapid rise, is the endorsement they carry from some of the world’s most prestigious universities—Johns Hopkins, Harvard, MIT, Princeton, et cetera.

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