Massive Open Online Classes (MOOCs) are Not Dead: An Overview of Geographic and Degree Trends in MOOCs


In 2012, the New York Times proclaimed it was the year of the MOOC. By 2015, most academics in higher education in the United States and Europe were saying MOOCs are dead. During this presentation, I will present an overview of MOOCs from 2012 through 2019. I will walk through different product developments with a variety of MOOC platforms from free open educational resources (OER) courses to full online degree programs from elite universities. I will also walk through data illustrating which are the primary MOOC providers and geographic trends for what different regions are doing with MOOCs. This includes degrees in North America, partnerships across institutions for content in Latin America, credentialed courses that can be used for credit in any European institution and popularity of MOOCs in Asia. Participants will walk away from this session with a thorough understand of trends, products, and history of MOOCs globally from 2012 to the present.

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Kristin Palmer, University of Virginia, United States

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Conference: IICEHawaii2020
Stream: Innovation & Technology

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