Are Massive Open Online Courses Worth It?
Massive Open Online Courses or MOOCs are free, online courses hosted by universities, but open to anyone with Internet access. They’re a recent development in higher education.
This year, the University of Texas at Austin offered nine MOOCs through the nonprofit, edX.
Many praise MOOCs as a way to provide more educational opportunity, but some are questioning whether MOOCs are really a successful education model.
Jeff Meadows is one of those people.
He’s a teacher development coordinator with the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada and he’s hosting a core conversation at SXSW called, “If MOOCs Are So Great, Why Aren’t We All Doing it?" He came to KUT to talk more about it.