A new MOOC developed at UNSW is making high-quality engineering courses accessible to learners of all backgrounds.
UNSW’s first MOOC to be offered via the education platform Coursera – Introduction to Systems Engineering – goes live on 28 April and more than 20,000 students have already enrolled.
MOOCs do not devalue the live magic of in-class dialogue, debate and problem-solving. Rather, they will be even more valuable, as we strive to make our interactions better, argues Geoffrey Garrett.
Massive open online courses will improve university teaching by revealing how well students engage and by allowing lecturers to assess different approaches, writes Merlin Crossley.
The MOOCs revolution is not expected to make the campus experience any less desirable. Rather, it forces universities to focus on their core competence, write Sean Gallagher and Geoffrey Garrett.
UNSW has joined some of the world’s best universities in partnering with Coursera, the largest provider of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).
A global MOOC league table would be the ultimate in crowd sourced intelligence on teaching in higher education, write Sean Gallagher and Geoffrey Garrett.
The risk with the current MOOCs debate is that it too narrowly defines the challenge universities are facing simply as the impact of mass delivery of cheap content, writes Professor Iain Martin.