Lesson 11 - Massive Open Online Courses

5. Strengths and Weaknesses of MOOCs

Figure 4: MOOC users tend to be male, well-educated, with about 40-60% from other countries. Image: Depositphotos, 2019

In-depth analysis by standard academic criteria shows that MOOCs have more academic rigor and are a far more effective teaching methodology than in-house teaching.

Benton R. Groves, Ph.D. student


My big concern with xMOOCs is their limitation, as currently designed, for developing the higher order intellectual skills needed in a digital world.

Tony Bates