The University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education has released their findings from a study of 16 first-generation MOOCs (that ran from June 2012-June 2013). Below, you’ll find a collection of resources that describe and reflect upon the research.
- University of Pennsylvania’s press release regarding the research, which links to the PowerPoint slides for the researchers’ December 5 presentation at the MOOC Research Initiative Conference.
- KQED podcast, “Reevaluating the Future of Online Education,” aired on December 12 and features Laura Perna, professor of higher education at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education and co-author of the recent study on MOOCs, Peter Hadreas, chair of the Philosophy Department at San Jose State University, and Sebastian Thrun, CEO and founder of Udacity.
- The New York Times article, “After Setbacks, Online Courses Are Rethought,” and the Forbes article, “Are MOOCs Really a Failure?” that respond to and reflect on the U Penn research.