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Comprehensive literature review

VU International News and Reviews No. 15 September 30 2013

September 2013

The UK government published a literature review on: “The Maturing of the MOOC – Literature review of massive open online courses and other forms of online distance learning”. The report is summarised in the following headlines:

  • Conflicting perspectives on MOOCs divide education communities
  • Learning practitioners disagree on the value of MOOCs
  • Formal comprehensive analyses of MOOCs mostly concur that they are disruptive and possibly threatening to current HE models
  • Reporting of MOOC learner experiences is positive
  • The MOOC is maturing – and engaging with its business and accreditation issues.

Report available through kees.kouwenaar@vu.nl

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