“Any revolutionary technology disrupts what we currently do, and that’s always disconcerting, but it opens up a new series of possibilities and that’s exciting” – Professor Glyn Davis, Vice-Chancellor University of Melbourne.
Watch the AARNews interview with Professor Glyn Davis, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Melbourne. This is the first video in our series of interviews with R&E sector leaders exploring the rise of network-enabled teaching and learning. Professor Davis talks about the impact, pros, cons and future of massive open online courses (MOOCs) for higher education.
The MOOC is one the innovative online learning models to emerge in recent years that leverage networking technologies and challenge the traditional on-campus classroom model of teaching and learning. MOOCs have made institutions and academics available to the world in ways that have never been possible before, and while less students are physically attending lectures these days, more students are coming on-campus to socialise and collaborate.
As for the future, Professor Davis says the notion that much of education is online is here to stay and the notion that most degrees are blended degrees, a combination of online study and on-campus study will become very common – we’re just at the start of the higher education transformation.
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