MOOCs- Massive Open Online Courses, are now trending across the globe. Academic heavyweights like Harvard, Stanford and MIT back the courses, giving the world of online learning a much-needed boost of credibility.
Coursera and Udacity, founded by Stanford Professors, are now leading MOOC resource providers. Let me share a few important things regarding the infographic “The Minds behind the MOOCs”.
The year 2012 was dubbed as, "Year of the MOOCs"
Coursera drew a million users after just 4 months of launching. It took Twitter 2 Years to reach a million users.
Now, Coursera boasts 62 University partners, 33 Million students and 196 Countries.
The Passionate Professors:
MOOCs started with the professors.
71.8% taught a MOOC to make higher education more accessible.
65% are tenured.
The majority have 10 years of experience or more.
73.3% of professors own their MOOC content.
Professors require 100 hours of time to prepare a MOOC and they use to spend 8 hours per week while in session.
3 out of 4 professors were inspired to change the way they taught in the traditional classroom after teaching a MOOC.
Have a look at this infographic:
This infographic originally appeared here .