Campus Technology has released the August edition of its digital publication. The issue focuses on MOOCs. Massively Open Online Courses (or MOOCs as they are affectionately known) have been one of the hottest topics in higher edition for a couple of years now. As the major players in the field–Coursera, edX, and Udacity–jockey for partnerships with major universities and for a viable business model, academia is taking time to re-evaluate MOOCs.
Recently one university has placed a hold on its partnership, a MOOC was cancelled soon after launch, and much has been made of the low completion rate for most of these courses. On the other had, Georgia Tech has launched an accredited massively open online Masters of Science degree in computer science and there is movement forward on awarding competency based credits, both of which could blow open the whole business model debate. This special edition looks at many of these issues.
Included in the issue are the following articles:
- MOOCs: Good or Bad
- The MOOC Business Plan
- Blended MOOCs: The Best of Both Worlds
- Assessment Tools for MOOCs
- How to Convert a Class Into a MOOC
- Building a Sense of Community in MOOCs
- CMOOCs: Putting Collaboration First
The full post and and ebook are available here.