Why “Quality Matters?” in MOOCs
Ron Legon, the executive director of Quality Matters, wonders why so little attention has been paid to the quality of MOOCs. He states that quality in online learning can be defined is the following ways:
- quality of design
- quality of instructional delivery
- quality of outcomes
In this IHE blog, MOOCs and the Quality Question, Legon explains the difference between MOOC 1.0 and MOOC 2.0. He believes that MOOCs miss the mark in general and take no responsibility for learning results and unlike traditional online courses, students have little if any contact with their instructors in MOOCs. I think he makes some excellent points and agree that the quality question should be an important part of the conversation.