Blended MOOCs: The Best of Both Worlds? (Campus Technology)

By David LaMartina0

8/21/13

Combining in-class instruction with high-quality MOOCs may resolve some of the hurdles facing stand-alone MOOCs, but questions about cost and the impact on faculty remain unanswered.

“A couple of schools have already piloted the blended MOOC model. While it’s not perfect, the results have been positive overall. In the fall of 2012,San Jose State University (CA) partnered with edX to offer MIT‘s Circuits and Electronics course in a pilot involving 87 students. Professor Khosrow Ghadiri selectively assigned MIT’s lectures and practice problems as homework, while students used class time for additional problem-solving.”

(And, of course, the Sunoikisis initiative.)

About Ryan C. Fowler

Ryan is a curricular fellow at the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington D.C. He also teaches at Franklin and Marshall College and Lancaster Theological Seminary.
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