MOOCs: A slowly deflating "Bubble"?

Observaciones de Jim Farmer en e-Literate sobre el artículo reciente de Jim Tammy en Forbes: Online Education Will Be the Next ‘Bubble’ To Pop, Not Traditional University Learning. El argumento de Tammy, resumido muy brevemente, consistía en remarcar la importancia de la experiencia de campus, más allá de los contenidos que se enseñan (“each school is a door opener”).

(Muy interesante también, por otra parte, el comentario de Stephen Downes en OLDaily acerca del artículo de Tammy: “If you understand this, you understand why MOOCs have to be about connecting people, rather than merely about transmitting content.”)

An analysis of MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) data by e-Literate’s Phil Hill provides evidence supporting Tamny’s conclusion if Tamny’s “online” education refers to MOOC course providers such as Coursera, Udacity, and edX. With 65-75% of MOOC students having a bachelor’s degree or higher, Hill concluded: “When combined with the fact that MOOCs to date have not been applied for academic credit, it is apparent that the primary usage of MOOCs has been for professional development or lifelong learning.”