MOOCs and disruptive innovation: the challenge to HE business models

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Author: Lawton, William; Katsomitros, Alex


All industries have to cope with the disruption of the unfolding digital revolution, and education is no exception. This multi-faceted disruption can be seen in the new wave of [massive open online courses] MOOCs. The arrival of ‘massive open online courses’ appears to be another tectonic shift in the evolution of higher education (HE) and HE internationalisation. MOOCs are free of charge, designed for large numbers of people to take them at once, encourage peer-to-peer learning, and award certificates rather than academic course credit. This article, the first of a short series on...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Teaching and learning; Innovation; Higher education; Governance; Technology

Keywords: Education and training reform; Online learning; Educational technology; Flexible delivery; Educational innovation

Published: Redhill, England: Observatory on Borderless Higher Education, 2012

Physical description: 10 p.

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Also called: Massive open online courses and disruptive innovation: the challenge to higher education business models

Related items: TD/TNC 112.99

Resource type: Paper

Call number: TD/TNC 111.497

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