MOOCs - a disruptive innovation for higher education?

MOOCs - a disruptive innovation for higher education?

Sarah Porter's seminar about MOOCs is now available to view both here on our website and on YouTube. This talk was given as part of the Centre's seminar series on March 4th 2014.

Much has been written and said about Massive Open Online Courses in the last twelve months, in national and international press and broadcasting. It seems that everyone has an opinion about MOOCs, whether they are 'hyped up' and believe that MOOCs will revolutionise higher education for everyone, or whether they dismiss them as nothing more than marketing, spin and poor pedagogy.

In this talk, Sarah Porter looks at some of the developments of MOOCs to date within the context of the higher education system, and explores the extent to which MOOCs are likely to emerge as a truly 'disruptive innovation' (after Clayton Christensen) or merely the latest hyped up techno-bubble.

Many thanks to Sarah for allowing us to make this talk available online.