What do the demands and qualifications for providing higher education online get different from what is required to be a university?
What Other Standards Are Used For Higher Ed Online Learning Other Than Qm?
Read this insightful piece from George Claytor: Do MOOCs Deliver Attainment?
What other standards are used for higher ed online learning other than Qm? When it comes to standards for online education, there’s the rub: The non-k ed standard-setters see Qm as their standard (sort of like a North Star), but they’re constantly trying to figure out how to add value to the Qm. For instance, one of my colleagues’ institution is working on a true practical goodQm course that involves meeting the standards of a practical goodQm. For the moment, this is the best we can do with the set of standards we have.
This is a big piece from what I wrote last week, The Rise of MOOCs: Around the corner?
MOOC is so hot right now because people are curious about it. But many people around the country are still stunned that we’re a technology provider in this space. I often get asked, “Who exactly is powering MOOCs at my campus?” At Auburn, we’re not the tech provider—we have a consortium of vendors and partners who are actually doing the heavy lifting in delivering the content.
There’s a lot of appetite for MOOCs right now, so much so that there’s been tremendous momentum recently, on a national and state-by-state basis. We should slow down to a slower and smarter pace and realize that MOOC is not the answer for all of the nation’s higher education institutions.