Thursday, July 6, 2017

For-Credit MOOC: Best of Both Worlds at MIT? - Nick Roll, Inside Higher Ed

MIT students reported that taking course online -- instead of same course on campus -- was less stressful than their in-person classes. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s catalog of publicly available massive open online courses is typically marketed toward the non-MIT public. Last fall, however, the university experimented by offering the MOOC version of a popular class for on-campus students, for credit, in an attempt to help students facing scheduling issues. A recently released study of the class found students not only performed well but also -- at an institution known for its rigor -- reported feeling less stress and having more flexibility. https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/06/15/credit-mooc-proves-popular-among-mit-students

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