The recent hype around MOOCs would suggest that online learning has just been discovered. However, we now have more than 20 years experience of delivering credit online courses. There are now almost 32 million higher education online course enrollments in credit courses the USA, and one million in Canada. Some institutions are getting 85-90% completion rates for their credit online courses, with comparable performance to their classroom-based courses. As a result, a great deal is already known about what works – and what doesn’t – in teaching online. This session looks at which of these lessons can transfer to the design of MOOCs and which can’t.
By Tony Bates
Dr. Tony Bates is the author of eleven books in the field of online learning and distance education. He has provided consulting services specializing in training in the planning and management of online learning and distance education, working with over 40 organizations in 25 countries. Tony is a Research Associate with Contact North | Contact Nord, Ontario’s Distance Education & Training Network. – See more at:http://www.tonybates.ca/#sthash.eX4AWUN3.dpuf
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