Learner motivation is a perennial hot topic, and it has been a focus (along with intention) of recent studies looking to explain the high dropout rate in MOOCs.
Results of a new study by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco suggest that for the “average student,” it still pays off to go to college.
Since MOOCs first appeared, many people have predicted that they would kill already-struggling higher education institutions and represent an end to education as we know it.
While higher education is involved in a two-steps-forward, one-step-back dance with MOOCs, many businesses are looking for ways to incorporate this new and evolving form of online learning into their training and development programs.
Last fall in The Evolllution, Northern Kentucky University’s Executive Director of Educational Outreach Victoria Berling identified the five most critical needs of adult students based on a series of surveys conducted at the university.