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The Resource MOOCs, Jonathan Haber

MOOCs, Jonathan Haber

Label
MOOCs
Title
MOOCs
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Haber
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Everything you always wanted to know about MOOCs: an account of massive open online courses and what they might mean for the future of higher education."
  • "The New York Times declared 2012 to be "The Year of the MOOC" as millions of students enrolled in massive open online courses (known as MOOCs), millions of investment dollars flowed to the companies making them, and the media declared MOOCs to be earth-shaking game-changers in higher education. During the inevitable backlash that followed, critics highlighted MOOCs' high dropout rate, the low chance of earning back initial investments, and the potential for any earth-shaking game change to make things worse instead of better. In this volume in the Essential Knowledge series, Jonathan Haber offers an account of MOOCs that avoids both hype and doomsaying. Instead, he provides an engaging, straightforward explanation of a rare phenomenon: an education innovation that captures the imagination of the public while moving at the speed of an Internet startup. Haber explains the origins of MOOCs, what they consist of, the controversies surrounding them, and their possible future role in education. He proposes a new definition of MOOCs based on the culture of experimentation from which they emerged, and adds a student perspective -- missing in most MOOC discussion. Haber's unique Degree of Freedom experiment, during which he attempted to learn the equivalent of a four-year liberal arts degree in one year using only MOOCs and other forms of free education, informs his discussion. Haber urges us to avoid the fallacy of thinking that because MOOCs cannot solve all educational challenges they are not worth pursuing, and he helps us understand what MOOCs -- despite their limitations -- still offer the world. His book is required reading for anyone trying to sort out the competing claims, aspirations, and accusations that color the MOOC debate."
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Haber, Jonathan
Dewey number
371.33/44678
Index
index present
LC call number
LB1044.87
LC item number
.H27 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
MIT Press essential knowledge series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • MOOCs (Web-based instruction)
  • Distance education
  • Web-based instruction
  • Computer-assisted instruction
  • Educational technology
  • EDUCATION
  • EDUCATION
  • EDUCATION
  • Computer-assisted instruction
  • Distance education
  • Educational technology
  • MOOCs (Web-based instruction)
  • Web-based instruction
Label
MOOCs, Jonathan Haber
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Series foreword -- Preface -- Introduction -- Where did MOOCs come from? -- What makes a MOOC? -- Issues and controversies -- A culture of experimentation -- The future of MOOCs -- Afterword -- Glossary -- Notes -- A list of MOOC providers -- Additional resources -- Index
Control code
892430202
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 227 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262322997
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • d821b2d3-a074-4f32-a206-44446a7b8efc
  • 22573/ctt8ctmk2
  • 10120
  • 9780262322980
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)892430202
Label
MOOCs, Jonathan Haber
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Series foreword -- Preface -- Introduction -- Where did MOOCs come from? -- What makes a MOOC? -- Issues and controversies -- A culture of experimentation -- The future of MOOCs -- Afterword -- Glossary -- Notes -- A list of MOOC providers -- Additional resources -- Index
Control code
892430202
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 227 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262322997
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • d821b2d3-a074-4f32-a206-44446a7b8efc
  • 22573/ctt8ctmk2
  • 10120
  • 9780262322980
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)892430202

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