Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

MOOCs and the Master's Degree

Feb 27, 2019

You have to read to the end of the second page of this three-page article, but the gist is this: "the MicroMasters effort has become a branding and recruitment coup — whether for career acceleration or master's gateways — that should lay poaching worries to rest." While it may look like a very small number of students pass through the MicroMasters and into the institution, the number is still in the thousands, and moreover, "there was no record of them having ever had interest in UMUC before" and "the data was showing a MOOC student population quite different from what UMUC was accustomed to attracting to its online programs."

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