Massive Open Online Courses and the Future of Higher Education

  title={Massive Open Online Courses and the Future of Higher Education},
  author={Leonard J. Waks},
  journal={Contemporary Technologies in Education},
  • L. Waks
  • Published 9 November 2018
  • Education
  • Contemporary Technologies in Education
In this chapter, I examine potential contribution of massive open online courses (MOOCs) to universities and their students. Rather than speaking about MOOCs in the abstract, I examine actual MOOCs that point to future developments. I locate three areas where MOOCs can make positive contributions: return on investment, new revenue streams, and revolutionary new course and credential formats. The first two contribute to university students, faculty, and administrative leaders within the… 

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