|Title||Would you credit that? The trajectory of the MOOCs juggernaut|
|Author||William Lawton, Kristina Lunt - The Observatory on Borderless Higher Education|
2012 was the Year of the MOOCs, in our line of work at least. Coverage of the ‘massive open online courses’ phenomenon was ubiquitous in the specialist HE press and blogs, and it spilled over into the quality mainstream media as well. In one year, MOOCs travelled the cultural cycle of hype, saturation, backlash, and backlash-to-the-backlash. Measured by media requests to the Observatory, MOOCs displaced international branch campuses as the hot topic at some point during the summer. Whether the media will have latched onto something even sexier by summer 2013 remains to be seen.
|Region(s)||Australia & Pacific Rim, Europe, North America, All Regions|
|Countries||Australia, France, Germany , Spain, United Kingdom, United States, European Union, International|
|Topic(s)||Open Source, Open Content Initiatives, Distance Education, E-learning Delivery|
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