MOOCs: What have we learned?
It has been nearly four years since the first MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) were offered by Stanford University. MOOCs are now offered to tens of millions of learners worldwide, by hundreds of top universities. MOOCs are no longer an experiment - the learning, reach, and value they offer are now a reality. In this seminar, Dr Daphne Koller, Co-founder and President of Coursera, will show how MOOCs provide opportunities for open-ended projects, intercultural learner interactions, and collaborative learning. She will discuss some of the data that we are collecting from MOOCs, and what we are learning from these data about both courses and learners. Specifically, Dr Koller will discuss a variety of measurable aspects of course design and how these choices affect learner behaviour, satisfaction, and retention. She will also describe both the data and examples of the kind of transformative impact that can be derived from providing millions of people with access to the world's best education.