Monday, February 23, 2015
The MOOC Hype Fades, in 3 Charts by Steve Kolowich.
"Few people would now be willing to argue that massive open online courses are the future of higher education. The percentage of institutions offering a MOOC seems to be leveling off, at around 14 percent, while suspicions persist that MOOCs will not generate money or reduce costs for universities—and are not, in fact, sustainable."
"Back then (2012), 28 percent of respondents believed MOOCs were sustainable, while 26 percent thought they were not. In this year’s survey, 16 percent believe MOOCs are sustainable, while 51 percent think they are not."
(Scott Fruehwald) (hat tip: David Thomson)