The evolution and evaluation of massive open online courses : MOOCs in motion /

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Author / Creator:Waks, Leonard J. (Leonard Joseph), author.
Imprint:New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, [2016]
Description:1 online resource (xvii, 136 pages)
Series:Cultural and social foundations of education
Palgrave pivot
Cultural and social foundations of education.
Palgrave pivot.
Subject:MOOCs (Web-based instruction)
EDUCATION -- Administration -- General.
EDUCATION -- Organizations & Institutions.
MOOCs (Web-based instruction)
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Format: E-Resource Book
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 121-132) and index.
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Summary:This book offers a re-assessment of the educational and occupational value of MOOCs based on developments since 2013. When MOOCs appeared--amidst great fanfare--in 2012, leaders proclaimed an educational "revolution." By 2013, however, dramatic failures, negative research findings, and sharp critiques ended the MOOC hype. This book examines both MOOCs and prior distance learning innovations, and offers a broad overview of their educational, economic and social effects. Chapters explore ties between MOOCs and emerging pedagogical models as well as exponentially rising tuition rates, student debt, and chronic underemployment of university graduates worldwide. It offers readers a comprehensive, up-to-the-moment guide to the MOOC phenomenon.
Other form:Print version: Waks, Leonard J. (Leonard Joseph). Evolution and evaluation of massive open online courses. New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, [2016] 9781137485946
Standard no.:10.1057/978-1-349-85204-8.