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Three Ways MOOCs Have Changed Higher Education

Published: 05 June 2015

ID: G00275802

Analyst(s): Jan-Martin Lowendahl , Glenda Morgan


Massive open online courses have failed to deliver on their initial vision. However, MOOCs have had a significant impact on digitalized learning in higher education and beyond that presents new strategic challenges for CIOs.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • MOOCs have renewed the interest in online learning, presenting CIOs with new strategic challenges
  • MOOCs have changed course boundaries so profoundly that CIOs need to support MOOC infrastructure as part of the core mission
  • The hype around MOOCs has driven forward-thinking higher education CIOs to adopt new models and technologies to strengthen online learning across their organization

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