Saturday, September 20, 2014

MOOCs: Completion Not Important (Forbes)

Wow! Exactly. How true, how true. I have actually been known to say the exact same thing myself but now it feels less like rationalization and more like keen insights. Of course, I've also been known to say that the cool thing about rationalization is that ... it's rational! *snicker*
Completion rates are not, and should not be the goal of MOOCs, and we shouldn’t write them off because students don’t finish. MOOCs can be taken for the knowledge they offer, to supplement other courses, or even for the sheer enjoyment of learning.  Unlike university-offered courses, MOOCs offer significant gains to their students even if they are not completed.

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