Here's what MOOC instructors really think about online learning
- The Chronicle of Higher Education released the results Monday of its electronic survey of MOOC instructors, to which 103 professors responded out of a total of 184.
- Despite a majority of respondents feeling that MOOCs could drive down the price of college and almost half feeling that their MOOC was as rigorous as their face-to-face courses, only 28% believe the courses deserve formal credit from their institution and 34% said they believed their institution would eventually grant formal credit to students who did well in their MOOC; however, 79% respondents did believe that MOOCs are worth the hype.
- A majority of the survey's participants were long-time professors with no online teaching experience prior to their adoption of MOOCs, and more than two-thirds were tenured faculty.
From the article:
What is it like to teach 10,000 or more students at once, and does it really work? The largest-ever survey of professors who have taught MOOCs, or massive open online courses, shows that the process is time-consuming, but, according to the instructors, often successful. Nearly half of the professors felt their online courses were as rigorous academically as the versions they taught in the classroom. ...
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