New research suggests that institutions offer MOOCs to reach many goals, but they’re often unmet

goals-MOOCs-institutionsAccording to a new report, there are six main reasons why institutions are offering MOOCs, but only two of them are actually working.

The report, conducted by Columbia University and Brown University, interviewed over 80 online learning and MOOC-knowledgeable administration and faculty from a wide range of colleges and universities to determine why institutions are offering MOOCs.

What the researchers found was that many of the reasons institutions list as the motivators behind MOOC offerings aren’t accomplishing intended goals,...

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