What are MOOCs and do they actually offer any real benefits for teaching and learning in post-secondary education? The resources below consider these questions and offer guidelines for the use of MOOCs, cautions on their design and adoption, and considerations on their real impact and future.
MOOCs are back big time. What does their resurgence mean for higher education in Canada?
Have MOOCs fulfilled the promise of changing not simply access to learning, but the experience of learning – something at the heart of the first MOOC?
Are Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) Enabling A New Pedagogy?
We pose five questions about what changes MOOCs might be engendering in post-secondary education and how this is enabling a new pedagogy.
MOOCs: Expectations and Realities
Do MOOCs cost-effectively produce desirable educational outcomes compared to face-to-face and other online options?
How Online Learning Moved onto the Front Pages of Canadian Newspapers
A confluence of issues in education, politics and economics, and technology has meant that online learning became increasingly part of the “news”.
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are courses offered online across the world with no charge for learners. The courses offer content at the college and university level, but do not offer credit.
MOOCs are being seen as transformative. They bring courses to a new market - those wishing to learn, but not seeking credit. They make world class knowledge and skills freely available.
Provincial Land Acknowledgement
Contact North | Contact Nord respectfully acknowledges that our work, and the work of our community partners, takes place on traditional Indigenous territories across the province.
We are grateful to be able to work and live in these territories. We are thankful to the First Nations, Métis and Inuit people who have cared for these territories since time immemorial and who continue to strengthen Ontario and all communities across the province.