Book Review of MOOCs: Opportunities, impacts, and challenges. Massive open online courses in colleges and universities

Justin Keel

Abstract


For several years there has been hype about Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in higher education. These MOOCs are changing the landscape of higher education by changing the way online education is viewed. Many unanswered questions exist for faculty, administration, and students about how these MOOCs will impact the current status quo in the American university. Now that the hype is slowing down around the creation of MOOCs, it is the time to analyze the struggles and successes of these massive online courses.

As the title points out, the author strives to analyze opportunities, impacts, and challenges for universities now that MOOCs are part of this educational landscape. Each chapter of this book has two goals. To look at things that have gone wrong in MOOCs offered up to this point, and also to look at new and innovative practices that can be incorporated into higher education.


Keywords


distance learning; higher education; MOOC; online learning

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References


Nanfito, Michael. (2013). MOOCs: Opportunities, impacts, and challenges. Massive open online courses in colleges and universities. Author.




DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5944/openpraxis.8.2.269

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