In some MOOCs faculty are highly involved during the course, reading and replying to forum posts, or engaging with the students in other ways. But in some, less so. Students should be told what to expect.
Hands-on exploration first
You've heard of the flipped classroom, where students watch lecture videos before coming to class and use class time for activities with the instructor. But that may be the wrong way around.
A faculty panel, brought together by the Office of the Vice Provost for Online Learning (VPOL) and the Graduate School of Education (GSE), discussed “Research Opportunities in Online and Blended Learning” on May 22 in CERAS Learning Hall.
Two often-heard criticisms of MOOCs are their high attrition rate and their unsatisfying attempts implementing effective peer assessment. While there is plenty to be improved in the ways MOOCs are created and the features and func
Not long ago many tools and technologies used in offering online courses were driven by a focus on recreating (to the extent possible) the traditional in-class experience—synchronous, physical presence of multiple students in the same place at the