Quality of MOOCs: Challenges – and hopes for improvement?
The quality of MOOCs is challenged and questioned from the very early beginning. MOOCs are “Massive Open Online Courses” and were introduced in the year 2008: The first MOOC was called “Connectivism and Connective Knowledge” (CCK08) and organized by Stephen Downes and George Siemens. Many MOOCs followed leading to a peak in the year 2012 that was also called the “Year of the MOOCs” by the New York Times. Currently the hype is over but the number of MOOCs and their online learners are continuously increasing.