New Briefing Paper: “Is this Time Different? Questions for MOOCs and Online Learning Beyond 2012”
Here’s a briefing paper (published in August and made available online today) from the CIC (Committee on Institutional Cooperation). We’ve linked to the 58 page (PDF) paper and also embedded a copy below.
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are making headlines and building momentum across the world of higher education. In their recent briefing paper, “Is this Time Different? Questions for MOOCs and Online Learning Beyond 2012,” the CIC Chief Information Officers give their thoughts on how this new trend in online education differs from past online education attempts that have failed. In this paper, the CIC CIOs offer a list of near-term actions for campuses, discussion questions for campus leaders, and additional context for recent developments in IT-enabled education.
CIC Member Universities Include:
- University of Chicago
- University of Illinois
- Indiana University
- University of Iowa
- University of Michigan
- Michigan State University
- University of Minnesota
- University of Nebraska-Lincoln
- Northwestern University
- Ohio State University
- Pennsylvania State University
- Purdue University
- University of Wisconsin-Madison
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.