Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are getting a lot of attention these days? They could be the next big thing in education. What are MOOCs? Why MOOCs are becoming popular? Why they are important? What are the benefits and issues of MOOCs? The infographics below offer good answers:
Presented By: Online Colleges
The following infographic is created by OnlineClasses.org
OnlineColleges recently created an infographic on the Profile of an Online College Student which is quite interesting. Some interesting highlights are:
6,142,280 college students take at least one course online
More than twice as many women as men enroll in online learning
Over 90% of online students say their career is their primary motivation for returning to school
Health Care is the Top Industry that the online students seek to enter
68% choose to learn online to better juggle family and work responsibilities with school
37% of online college students report that the lack of face-to-face contact with instructors, students is a problem
31% of online college students pay with some form of financial aid, such as student loans.
Have you ever taken an online class, or would you take one? Do you fit the online college student profile? What are your thoughts?
Courtesy of: Online Colleges
An interesting infographic shared by Tess G. Pajaron at OpenCollege.
K. Walsh from EmergingEdTech published an article “ 10 Emerging Education and Instructional Technologies that all Educators Should Know About (2012)” recently online. In his article, Walsh selected 10 emerging technologies that all teachers should know about in 2012. Here is his list:
The Flipped Classroom
The Apple iPad and other tablet devices
The Gamification of Education
Emergence of free online courses and the move towards providing credits and credentials for them
1 to 1 and BYOD initiative
Student Response Systems, polling apps, and other synchronous tools to increase interaction and engagement in both online courses and ground courses
Cloud apps for file storage, notetaking, and more
OER (Open Educational Resources)
I think Walsh did an excellent job of selecting these emerging technologies. I agree with all of his selection. However, I would add two more to the list:
I think e-books and augmented realty have a good potential and will make a great impact in learning.