Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are the disruptive education
sensation of the moment, but do they live up to the hype? Lured by a
free pricetag and easy access, hundreds of thousands of students—
including advanced K– 12 students and teachers seeking professional
development—have signed up for these online courses (see “Massive
and Open” on page 12). Like most new technologies, however, MOOCs
still have a few kinks to work out as they evolve. Take a look at this
chart, excerpted from an infographic created by OnlineColleges.net, to
size up the format’s pros and cons before deciding if MOOCs are the
best fit for you or your students.
See the complete infographic:
This graphic is just one portion of a larger infographic called “The World of Massive Open Online Courses” by OnlineColleges.net.
You can also find a full collection of ed tech infographics from around the web on ISTE’s Pinterest page ( pinterest.com/istepinterest).