ASIS&T Presents …
Not All MOOCs Are Created Equal: A Comparative Evaluation of Popular MOOC Platforms
Two years ago, Time magazine declared 2012 as “the year of the MOOC.” Since then, many Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) have emerged promising to provide free or low-cost education to the masses through custom learning management platforms. Such abundance makes it difficult for educators who are considering entering into the realm of MOOCs to decide which provider or platform is best suited to the needs of their students. While each provider boasts grand claims, it is simply the case that not all MOOCs are created equal. Our presentation will critically examine several of the most prominent MOOC platforms to showcase principal features and weigh the positive and negative attributes of each. We will explore how the different MOOCs make use of course building software and learning analytics to allow instructors to engage with learners in a novel or unique way. Additionally, we will highlight the targeted learning style of each platform to help give potential instructors a sense of which MOOC is optimal for their course material and pedagogical style.
Webinar sponsored by SIG/III – http://www.asis.org/SIG/SIGIII/