Saturday, January 16, 2016

Can blended learning reach superstar status with MOOCs? - Meris Stansbury, eCampus News

Compilation of case studies that describe use of MOOCs as part of blended learning provides insights into new potential for massive online courses. The verdict may still be out on the effectiveness of MOOCs on their own to improve learning outcomes and bring value to an institution, but could MOOCs have a more definitive positive impact in a blended or hybrid model; specifically, as incorporated in traditional, face-to-face courses? To try and help answer this question, Maria Joseph Israel, School of Education, University of San Francisco, reviewed five recent college and university experiments that used MOOCs in a blended format in traditional classroom settings, and synthesized the findings into challenges and opportunities presented by this MOOC integration.

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