In this volume Jonathan Haber offers an account of MOOCs that avoids both hype and doomsaying. Instead, he provides an engaging, straightforward explanation of a rare phenomenon: an education innovation that captures the imagination of the public while moving at the speed of an Internet startup. Haber explains the origins of MOOCs, what they consist of, the controversies surrounding them, and their possible future role in education.
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Third International Workshop on Learning Technology for Education in Cloud, LTEC 2014, held in Santiago, Chile, in September 2014. The 20 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 31 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on MOOC for learning; learning technologies; learning in higher education; case study in learning.
In College (Un)bound, Jeffrey J. Selingo, editor at large of the Chronicle of Higher Education, argues that America’s higher education system is broken. The great credential race has turned universities into big business and fostered an environment where middle-tier colleges can command elite university-level tuition while concealing staggeringly low graduation rates, churning out graduates with few of the skills needed for a rapidly evolving job market.