logo
Contact ACER
logo

Slideshow Image 1 Slideshow Image 2 Slideshow Image 3 Slideshow Image 4

Research Reports

Disruptor, distracter, or what? A policymaker's guide to Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCS)

Posted on 19 Aug 2014 with 0 comments
Learning environment Open scholarship Pedagogy Personalising learning

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google+
  • LinkedIn
  • Reddit
  • E-mail

This paper, funded by Google, argues that MOOCs can serve as a tool for enhancing higher education and career training if properly deployed. It advises policy makers to investigate where online courses can expand educational opportunity, and where students might be better served by other educational models. The paper presents the origins of the movement and some of the key platforms, describes the potential effects for higher education, outlines some early lessons, and finally discusses implications of these lessons for policy makers.


Subscribe to read the rest of the article »Log in

In the spotlight

Featured category: Assessment online

NMC Horizon Report > 2017 Higher Education Edition

Challenge-driven universities to solve global problems
New kinds of university will emerge mobilising some of the world's 150 million students to work on our most pressing problems

Students, computers and learning - making the connection
OECD report examines how students access to and use ICT

Mobile learning – why tablets? -- DERN's research brief looks at mobile learning and why tablets are so popular.

Browse by Category

21st century skills (206)
Assessment online (99)
Blended learning (126)
Collaboration (247)
Digital literacy (237)
Educational leadership (107)
Engagement and performance (275)
Evaluating ICT effects (97)
ICT in education (473)
Information (78)
Information sources (106)
Innovation (175)
Interactive personal networking (99)
Internet use (155)
Learning communities (114)
Learning environment (626)
Learning systems (76)
Mobile learning (213)
Multimedia (64)
Open scholarship (128)
Pedagogy (441)
Personalising learning (114)
Social Media (174)
Teacher capacity (140)
Teacher education (92)
Training (102)
Trends (156)

All Categories »


Facebook Twitter Vimeo RSS Dernlist LinkedIn IP: 54.159.64.172