Since the world have the first and successful massive open online course (MOOC) provider founded in 2012, the world of higher education learning is not more the same.
For technology wide, it capable to support unlimited participation and open access via the Web. In addition to traditional course materials, such as filmed lectures, readings, and problem sets, many MOOCs provide interactive courses with user forums or social media discussions to support community interactions among students, professors, and teaching assistants (TAs), as well as immediate feedback to quick quizzes and assignments.
It been one of the very good innovation for digital age, in particular for address distance learning and replaced e-learning be the major force. Now in the next normal, post COVID-19 pandemic, everyone is used to online.
Area where they are much better than and compete with higher education institution offer is their learning material is available in aggregated (rather than pre-selected), remittable, re-purposable, and feeding forward (evolving materials for future learning). Where for the most of very conservative and out-of-touch with the market change, remain offering rigid out from the market needed syllabus, and the lecture is continue to be comfortable to teach the very old, maybe few generation behind the market teaching material. Where the instructor suppose to be champion for the student on and expert provider of knowledge, but they choose to be passively participation in the new learning development, and no more involve in their our continuity professional development (CPD). You can expect to teach something you do not know, as such, former and conservative higher education institutions continue to facing competition and decline in their student enrolment.
For those proactive and future forwarding thinking higher education institutions, as you can expect, they are proactive in and attempt to be involve in and shape the future by involve in the deliver their courses via those popular MOOC as well. For those conservative higher education institutions that decided not to join in the “next big thing” and do nothing. It matter for time for those to be extinction soon, unless it government and public funded.
Before digital age, higher education institutions monopoly the market with their offers. But as the world move toward open technology, mass public can access to latest new teaching in the real time, it no just benefits technology subject, for others subject that traditionally be content based, is allow be undergoing massive rapid update and development.
For to be success, some is direct go for industrial training, such as attend for the industrial certification that allow the candidate to appeal to the whole world, and more important be recognise for the skill and competency for specific subject matter, where compare with the generic education in approach for most of the higher education institutions, they has the edge in those areas.
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