Massive Open Online Course and Higher Education

How do online courses effect higher education? Online courses are not a good idea. Without the presence of a teacher or the face to face reaction a student does not get the full experience. In my own experience, while taking test I remember certain things the teacher says and it comes back to me from lectures. I can always go home and read slides and textbooks to reinforce what I learned. Rushkoff (2013) believes that educators need to be in the room instead of online courses. MOOCs uses an instructor and gives online class assignments and tests, the lectures are videos and all students communicate through online forums. (Newsome 2013) No one knows if MOOCs really works, are students cheating off eachother or googling answers or are they actually learning? (Marcus 2013) 

Rushkoff. (2013, 2013 16). [Web log message]. Retreieved from http://schoolsofthought.blogs.cnn.com/category/mooc/

Marcus, J. (2013, sep 12). All hail moocs! just don’t ask if they actually work read more: http://nation.time.com/2013/09/12/all-hail-moocs-just-dont-ask-if-they-actually-work/

Newsome, J. (2013, 10 14) Moocs: Online courses might change face of higher education. Retrevied from http://www.news-record.com/news/article 48f3fd9c-33b1-11e3-b180-0019bb30f31a.html

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