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Massive Open Online Course

Introduction

A massive open online course (MOOC) is an online course aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the web. In addition to traditional course materials such as videos, readings, and problem sets, MOOCs provide interactive user forums that help build a community for students, professors, and teaching assistants (TAs). MOOCs are a recent development in distance education which began to emerge in 2012.

Perspective

…Spending pennies per enrolled student, the MOOC is an efficient mechanism to build reputation. Instead of relying on scholarly research to support the brand of the school, MOOCs can showcase the quality of the faculty directly. Based on our previous cost estimates, we observe that a single A journal article (at a cost of $400,000) is enough to pay for the development of about six MOOCs.

…Even in their infancy, business MOOCs from Wharton are reaching groups of students most commonly targeted for outreach by business schools: working professionals outside the United States as well as foreign-born and underrepresented minorities in the United States.

Reference

  1. mooc心理学之旅
  2. MOOCS大未來

  3. 【MOOC之路】另一种大学
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