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A Decade of MOOCs: A Review of Stats and Trends for Large-Scale Online Courses in 2021

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In 2021, two of the biggest MOOC providers had an “exit” event. Ten years ago, more than 300,000 learners were taking the three free Stanford courses that kicked off the modern MOOC movement. I was one of those learners and launched Class Central as a side-project to keep track of these MOOCs.

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For Best Results, Pair MOOCs With In-Person Support

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Massive open online courses (MOOCs) transfixed higher education in the early 2010s, so much so that The New York Times dubbed 2012 "The Year of the MOOC." At the time, many thought MOOCs might become a replacement for both classroom instruction and ingrained models of learning. It’s easy to see why.

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Are SPOCs a better option for online education than MOOCs?

Neo LMS

On the other side of the spectrum are countries where most of the population can only dream about higher education, because only a few — the elite — have access to it. MOOCs: high aspirations and higher disappointments. The data for 2015 is better, with an average completion rate of 15% , but still under-satisfying.

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MOOCs Find a New Audience with On-Campus Students

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To understand the concept, it’s important to remember how much MOOCs have changed since they emerged about six years ago to great fanfare. And they now focus on developing courses in high-demand technical areas, such as data science. There’s no hassle, there’s no code switching and there’s no payment.”

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Are SPOCs a better option for online education than MOOCs?

Neo LMS

On the other side of the spectrum are countries where most of the population can only dream about higher education, because only a few — the elite — have access to it. MOOCs: high aspirations and higher disappointments. The data for 2015 is better, with an average completion rate of 15% , but still under-satisfying.

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Will the Pandemic Lead More Colleges to Offer Credit for MOOCs? Coursera is Pushing for It.

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Since March, Coursera has allowed any college to request free access to its library of course content for any of its students to use, with a free version of what it calls Coursera for Campus. That’s because it might make the idea of adopting MOOC content acceptable to professors “skeptical about the integrity of online education,” he adds.

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8 EdTech Trends to Watch Out for This 2020

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Data Analytics. Much like how social media giants Facebook and Twitter are utilizing our digital footprints to better understand consumer behavior, teachers are also turning to data analytics to learn more about their students. there are more opportunities for students to input valuable personal data. 3D Printing.

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