Tag Archives: MOOCs

Two avenues for reinventing MOOCs

Two avenues for reinventing MOOCs

When they first appeared in the 2010s, MOOCs raised a lot of hopes. From there to constituting a revolution in teaching, there is a step that has not been taken as already noted in 2018 in these columns Mathieu Cisel, teacher at CY University. But containment has brought these tools back to light, reminding us of how beneficial […] … learn more→

How can we save the Mooc?

How can we save the Mooc?

Massive open online courses (Moocs) have become notorious for their failure rates. Of those who register, considerably more than 50 per cent do not access even half the available material and under 5 per cent actually complete a course. While some commentators suggest how learners can still extract value from a Mooc, others see this as a sign of their complete failure or have called for Spocs […] … learn more→

MOOC: the revolution did not take place

MOOC: the revolution did not take place

Allowing anyone who wishes to attend the courses of the most prestigious universities, without prior diploma and from all over the world, this is the attractive prospect opened up by the rise of massive open online courses (MOOC) in From 2012. To support the institutions in the design of these online programs, the Ministry of Higher Education launched in […] … learn more→

Moocs are a solution in search of a problem

Moocs are a solution in search of a problem

A common question to start-up founders is: “What problem does this solve?” Massive open online courses (Moocs) are a solution in want of a problem. That’s not surprising because they did not emerge from a problem. Instead, they arose from the boredom of Stanford University computer science professors fed up with teaching the same lectures […] … learn more→

Can we really teach ‘Indigenizing’ courses online?

Can we really teach ‘Indigenizing’ courses online?

On April 16, Canadians — and internet users around the world — have the opportunity to participate in “Indigenous Canada,” a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) offered through the University of Alberta and the Coursera consortium of online learning providers. Similar courses — for instance on “Reconciliation through Indigenous education” and “Aboriginal worldviews and education” — are […] … learn more→

Moocs can still bring higher education to those who really need it

Moocs can still bring higher education to those who really need it

In the world of digital education, massive open online courses (Moocs) are here to stay. It may have been five years since The New York Times declared 2012 to be the Year of the MOOC, but Moocs are still multiplying and branching out into new forms of accredited learning experiences. All the major Mooc platforms – […] … learn more→

MOOC study highlights massive Higher Ed fraud

MOOC study highlights massive Higher Ed fraud

Study after study after study…every day another study, because they’re so easy to do now. The modern world runs on computers, and computers are just awesome at collecting and storing numbers. Statistics is good at simplifying those numbers into easier-to-understand numbers. Nowadays, all a “study” is, is someone taking a few minutes to use statistics […] … learn more→

Moocs can transform education – but not yet

Moocs can transform education – but not yet

As a board member of Google and Cisco, you’d expect John Hennessy to know a thing or two about future digital trends. But the Stanford University president’s prediction to The New Yorker four years ago that a “tsunami was coming” in relation to technology’s impact on higher education appears to have been wide of the […] … learn more→

MOOCs prove that universities can and should embrace online learning

MOOCs prove that universities can and should embrace online learning

For centuries, universities have taken an active approach in tackling major challenges of the day – from addressing the changing role of women in society to researching the future health of our planet. They have often been at the centre of progress, driving deep, meaningful change and helping build a better, more just future. But […] … learn more→