Five years and 11 million students on, Anant Agarwal, chief executive of the nonprofit organization, says there is still plenty of innovation to come from the venture and its university partners: “We’re just getting started.”
There are other ways that MOOCs may convert non-matriculated individuals into enrolled students (and hence drive demand for faculty). MOOCs may be on the cusp of rewiring the admissions funnel for graduate programs. We could plausibly see a move away from an emphasis on Google AdWords as the primary awareness building, aggregation, and sorting mechanism for (masters level) graduate programs – replaced by accelerated (and more affordable) admissions pathways through programs like edX’s Micromasters. http://ift.tt/2cGY5Re
Am I right? Have MOOCs enlarged, rather than shrunk, the higher ed pie?
Could MOOCs actually be good for professors?
After an approach designed to attract students in developing countries missed its goals, St. George’s University in Grenada created a highly successful massive open online course (MOOC). Real-time interactions and solid student support were key to the turnaround.