Learning methods on par
MASSIVE open online courses (MOOC) are no less effective as a learning experience than faceto-face training programs, a new report finds.
‘‘ To those that have the choice of either attending universities or undertaking a series of MOOCs that could one day represent a degree equivalence, the evidence suggests that their experience will not necessarily be any less rich in either case,’’ the University of Western Australia report, released last month, reveals.
‘‘ Indeed, in some aspects, they may actually improve learning outcomes.’’
MOOCs include online lectures, formative quizzes, automated assessment and peer and self-assessment and online forums and increasingly are being used by businesses to train staff.