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Fiona M. Hollands, Devayani Tirthali. MOOCs in Higher Education: Institutional Goals and Paths Forward. Palgrave Pivot, September 2015. ISBN: 9781137553027. Pages: 192.
In 2011, MOOCs dominated media reports on higher education and, since then, hundreds of organizations have rushed to produce and offer these courses. Why are institutions offering MOOCs and what are they achieving as a result? This book addresses these questions based on interviews with almost one hundred educators, policy makers, and businesspeople. The authors identify six major goals for MOOC production and, using real-life examples, assess whether these goals are being achieved and, if not, how they could be accomplished going forward.