The Evolution and Evaluation of Massive Open Online Courses

MOOCs in Motion

  • Leonard J. Waks

Part of the The Cultural and Social Foundations of Education book series (CSFE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  8. Back Matter
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About this book


This book offers a re-assessment of the educational and occupational value of MOOCs based on developments since 2013. When MOOCs appeared amidst great fanfare in 2012, leaders proclaimed an educational “revolution.” By 2013, however, dramatic failures, negative research findings, and sharp critiques ended the MOOC hype. This book examines both MOOCs and prior distance learning innovations, and offers a broad overview of their educational, economic and social effects. Chapters explore ties between MOOCs and emerging pedagogical models as well as exponentially rising tuition rates, student debt, and chronic underemployment of university graduates worldwide. It offers readers a comprehensive, up-to-the-moment guide to the MOOC phenomenon. 

Leonard  J. Waks is Professor Emeritus of Educational Leadership at Temple University, USA.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Leonard J. Waks
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  1. 1.Temple University PhiladelphiaUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, New York
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-48594-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-85204-8
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