Is Bigger Better? A Look at the MOOC
A MOOC, or a massive open online course, is a higher education course available to anyone, anywhere, that wants to take it. While some believe these courses are a step in the right direction, statistics show that we still have a gap to bridge when it comes to ensuring success. http://www.online-phd-programs.org/ has created an infographic entitled â€śIs Bigger Better? A Look at the MOOCâ€ť, giving an in-depth look at these courses.
MOOCâ€™s were kicked off when a computer science professor at Stanford made his course available to anyone who wanted to sign up-and 150,000 did. Over 80 educators have adopted this practice, and many classes are now available to students through platforms such as Coursera, EdX, and Udacity.
The opinion of MOOCâ€™s is mixed. 78% of students seem to be for it, while 69% believe that it also raises tuition rates. 8%-10% of these students actually complete their assignments, while 90% of these students drop out.
The majority of enrollees, 27%, are located in the United States. While these courses have enrollees from almost every country, India, Brazil, and the United Kingdom are just a few that have a high percentage of students taking advantage of MOOCâ€™s.
Coursera is one of the largest proffers of MOOCâ€™s, with courses in Science, Arts & Humanities, Information Technology, Business, and Mathematics, however, there are many other resources that work with universities to offer MOOCâ€™s.
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