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Moocs

Un libro in lingua di Jonathan Haber edito da Mit Pr, 2014

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The New York Times declared 2012 to be "The Year of theMOOC" as millions of students enrolled in massive open online courses (known as MOOCs),millions of investment dollars flowed to the companies making them, and the media declared MOOCs tobe earth-shaking game-changers in higher education. During the inevitable backlash that followed,critics highlighted MOOCs' high dropout rate, the low chance of earning back initial investments,and the potential for any earth-shaking game change to make things worse instead of better. In thisvolume in the Essential Knowledge series, Jonathan Haber offers an account of MOOCs that avoids bothhype and doomsaying. Instead, he provides an engaging, straightforward explanation of a rarephenomenon: an education innovation that captures the imagination of the public while moving at thespeed of an Internet startup. Haber explains the origins of MOOCs, what they consist of, thecontroversies surrounding them, and their possible future role in education. He proposes a newdefinition of MOOCs based on the culture of experimentation from which they emerged, and adds astudent perspective -- missing in most MOOC discussion. Haber's unique Degree of Freedom experiment,during which he attempted to learn the equivalent of a four-year liberal arts degree in one yearusing only MOOCs and other forms of free education, informs his discussion. Haber urges us to avoidthe fallacy of thinking that because MOOCs cannot solve all educational challenges they are notworth pursuing, and he helps us understand what MOOCs -- despite their limitations -- still offerthe world. His book is required reading for anyone trying to sort out the competing claims,aspirations, and accusations that color the MOOC debate.

Informazioni bibliografiche

  • Titolo del Libro in lingua: Moocs
  • Lingua: English
  • AutoreJonathan Haber
  • Editore: Mit Pr
  • Collana: Mit Pr (Paperback)
  • Data di Pubblicazione: 26 Settembre '14
  • Genere: EDUCATION
  • Pagine: 227
  • Dimensioni mm: 177 x 127 x 0
  • ISBN-10: 0262526913
  • EAN-13: 9780262526913