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Higher Education CIOs Face the Dilemma of Integrating MOOC Data With the Institution's SIS

Published: 19 December 2013

ID: G00251286

Analyst(s): Terri-Lynn Thayer , Marti Harris

Summary

Massive open online courses have institutions struggling with where and how to store and access student information. CIOs should know MOOC contract terms and determine how to manage the integration of student data into the student information system and other campus systems.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • With marketing being an established objective of many institutions participating in MOOCs, CIOs will be asked to find ways to include the significant value of MOOC data in the institution's systems
    • Where Should MOOC Data Be Stored?
    • How Reliable Is MOOC Data?
  • As higher education institutions increasingly explore their own versions of MOOCs, CIOs must determine if their LMS partners will be able to help support integration with MOOC offerings on the institution's licensed platform

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