Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Study: Who Teaches MOOCs? - Inside Higher Ed

The average instructor of a massive open online course is most likely to be a white man in his 50s with two decades of experience in academe but none in online education, according to a study by researchers at Indiana University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Jessica G. Myrick, assistant professor in IU's Media School, and Suzannah Evans, a doctoral student at UNC-Chapel Hill, in spring and summer 2014 surveyed 707 instructors teaching on edX and Coursera, two leading MOOC platforms. The report appears in Distance Education. https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2015/10/26/study-who-teaches-moocs

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