November 29, 2015

Gallup Survey Findings: College Presidents “Not Strong Supporters” of MOOCs

From Inside Higher Ed:

…when asked privately — most presidents don’t seem sure at all that MOOCs are going to transform student learning, or reduce costs to students — two of the claims made by MOOC enthusiasts and an increasing number of politicians and pundits.

That is a major finding of a Gallup survey of college presidents (based on responses from 889 of them) being released today. Inside Higher Ed editors and others helped Gallup draft the questions, as part of a new Gallup/Inside Higher Ed collaboration that will feature brief quarterly surveys of presidents on timely issues.

Complete Analysis of the Survey Findings (via Inside HigherEd)

Primary Document: The full text report (including charts and methodology) with all of the survey findings (on MOOCs and other topics) is available direct from Gallup in this 10 page document (PDF).

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