The maturing of the MOOC: literature review of massive open online courses and other forms of online distance learning

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Great Britain. Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS)


This report updates our knowledge on the development and impact of massive open online courses [MOOCs] on learners and institutions at further education and higher education level. The study assessed available literature from various sources, including academic research articles and formal comprehensive reviews; blog posts; commentary and journalistic coverage. It concludes that massive open online courses are likely to become a standard element of university education with new teaching and learning methods that provide revenue and lower costs. A major challenge is finding suitable...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Higher education; Teaching and learning; Providers of education and training; Technology; Research

Keywords: Further education; Distance education; Distance learning; University; Online learning; Analysis; Literature review

Published: London, England: BIS, 2013

Physical description: 122 p.

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Also called: The maturing of massive open online courses

Series: BIS research paper; no. 130

Resource type: Paper

Call number: TD/TNC 114.451

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