What’s the “problem” with MOOCs? « EdTechDev. In case the quotes didn’t clue you in, this post doesn’t argue against massive open online courses (MOOCs) such as the ones offered by Udacity, Coursera, and edX.
I think they are very worthy ventures and will serve to progress our system of higher education. I do however agree with some criticisms of these courses, and that there is room for much more progress. I propose an alternative model for such massive open online learning experiences, or MOOLEs, that focuses on solving “problems,” but first, here’s a sampling of some of the criticisms of MOOCs.
Criticisms of MOOCs. Endorses higher education guidelines. APA has joined a national initiative to improve the quality of education on U.S. campuses by endorsing new guidelines that call for colleges and universities to step up their efforts to measure and improve student learning.
APA's Board of Directors approved the document, "Committing to Quality: Guidelines for Assessment and Accountability" on Dec. 9. The guidelines encourage colleges and universities to promote evidence-based education and strive to be more transparent about the skills students are graduating with, says APA Executive Director for Education Cynthia Belar, PhD. "The effort is one to advance professionalism in higher education with respect to teaching and learning, and thus serve students and the public better," says Belar.
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