Teachers are using open online courses to keep their knowledge fresh

by Parent Co. June 23, 2015

"Teachers are turning to free MOOCs—massive open online courses— to fill in for what traditional professional-development programs are lacking." These massive open online courses may help improve education worldwide, by enhancing learning at traditional, brick-and-mortar public schools.
And the results could be powerful. More than 6,100 of the participants featured in the Harvard/MIT study were teachers who took MOOCs in subjects they already taught. It’s hard to imagine many things with “more potential to lift more people out of poverty” and “unlock a billion more brains to solve the world’s biggest problems.” Perhaps that potential, however, lies in their ability to improve the quality of the country’s public-education system.
Source: How MOOCs Could Reform Education Completely by Accident - The Atlantic


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