Better residential learning is the true innovation of MOOCs

Posted on December 23rd, 2015

Dr. Joshua Kim, director of Digital Learning Initiatives at the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning, discusses the impact MOOCs have had on teaching and learning. Kim argues that the most important innovation of MOOCs is bringing a cultural change—now, more attention and investment is being placed on residential learning. Because institutions do not want to have large courses that are less valuable in terms of learning than MOOCs, “residential classes must add value beyond that which can be gained (and measured) in open online education.”