10 reasons why 2015 is the year of the MOOC

Donald Clark, Donald Clark Plan B, Feb 27, 2016
Commentary by Stephen Downes

I like this counter to the oft-spoken sentiment that MOOCs are dead. Here are Donald Clark's ten reasons: demand is massive, MOOC learners are motivated to learn, secondary school students are taking MOOCs, educators are taking MOOCs, MOOCs are a stepping stone to greater achievements, MOOC research is focusing on learner experience, the learning design of MOOCs is progressing (for example, in coding MOOCs), MOOCs respond to real needs, there are increasingly good examples such as the Dementia MOOC. What, that's only nine? Clark left out point number 4. Oh well, nine is good enough.

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