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As recently as 2012, massive open online courses (MOOCs) looked poised to revolutionize higher education, but in just a few years their flaws and problems have made them into a less relevant model. In More than a Moment, Steven D. Krause explores MOOCs and their continuing impact on distance learning in higher education, putting them in the context of technical innovations that have come before and those that will be part of the educational future.
 
Krause writes about his own experiences as a participant in several MOOCs and the experiences of faculty who developed and taught MOOCs. Contrary to many early claims from educational entrepreneurs, they were never entirely “new,” and MOOCs and their aftermath are still at the heart of the tensions between nonprofit universities and for-profit entities, particularly online program management firms, in delivering distance education.
 
While MOOCs are no longer a threat to education in the United States, they are part of the ongoing corporatization of education and remain part of conversations about experienced-based credit, corporate training, and open education. Presenting historical, student, teacher, and administrative perspectives, More than a Moment is a well-rounded treatment that will be of interest to academics and entrepreneurs interested in distance education, online pedagogy, online program management, and public-private partnerships in higher education.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
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  1. Acknowledgments
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 3-16
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  1. 1. MOOCs in the University Context: The Rapid Rise, Fall, and Failure of MOOCs in Higher Education
  2. pp. 17-33
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  1. 2. MOOCs as a Continuation of Distance Education Technologies
  2. pp. 34-56
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  1. 3. MOOCs in the Student Context
  2. pp. 57-83
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  1. 4. MOOCs in the Faculty Context
  2. pp. 84-116
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  1. 5. The Present and (Fuzzy and Difficult to Predict) Future of MOOCs and Beyond
  2. pp. 117-130
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  1. References
  2. pp. 131-136
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  1. About the Author
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781607327875
Related ISBN
9781607327868
MARC Record
OCLC
1137756479
Pages
154
Launched on MUSE
2020-01-30
Language
English
Open Access
No
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