Is Bigger Better? A Look at the MOOC

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 “Is Bigger Better? A Look at the MOOC”, giving an in-depth look at these courses.
MOOC’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 MOOC’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 MOOC’s.
Coursera is one of the largest proffers of MOOC’s, with courses in Science, Arts & Humanities, Information Technology, Business, and Mathematics, however, there are many other resources that work with universities to offer MOOC’s.
Feel free to like, share, and comment on this infographic from http://www.online-phd-programs.org/ entitled “Is Bigger Better? A Look at the MOOC”.

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Posted Dec 4, 2013
 
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