Thursday, 21 March 2013

The dirty little secret of online learning: Students are bored and dropping out – Quartz

The dirty little secret of online learning: Students are bored and dropping out – Quartz:

"Online education has been around for a long time. But massive open online courses are finally making it respectable. Maybe even cool. Let’s not forget, though, that they are still experiments. And despite being “massively overhyped” (even in the eyes of their most dyed-in-the-wool supporters), they are not actually having a massive impact on students yet. So let’s review what we’ve learned so far. Because if online education is going to be useful for learners, then it’s time for online learning to grow up."


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