MOOCs – The Power and the Potential
In a few short years Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have become a rapidly expanding part of the online learning landscape with an estimated 10 million learners worldwide. We’ll begin with an overview of some of the latest developments and issues in the MOOC world and share our own experience of running a series of MOOCs for the Commonwealth Education Trust on Coursera, the world’s largest MOOC platform. MOOCs have the power and potential to greatly expand the global reach of organisations and provide engaged online communities of learners. We’ll look at the ways a range of organisations are using MOOCs to further their aims and consider the opportunities that MOOCs offer for NZ-based educational providers, businesses and other organisations.