Trend Watch: MOOCs

MOOCs or massive open online courses are taking the higher education world by storm! George Cigale, Tutor.com’s founder and CEO is taking a course this semester and wrote more about what will make MOOCs successful on his blog, CEOTutor.  Check out George’s post and our top reads from the last few months that cover this hot topic.

MOOC Brigade: Will Massive, Open Online Courses Revolutionize Higher Education? via Time MOOC may be a silly-sounding acronym, but this new breed of online classes is shaking up the higher education world in ways that could be good for cash-strapped students and terrible for cash-strapped colleges.

The Year of the MOOC via New York Times Massive open online courses are the educational happening of the moment. Everyone wants in. No one is quite sure what they’re getting into.

What we’re learning from online education via TED Daphne Koller, co-founder of Coursera, is enticing top universities to put their most intriguing courses online for free – not just as a service, but as a way to research how people learn.

Did we miss any of the top MOOC articles? Let us know in the comments section below!

 

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