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To MOOC or Not to MOOC:

Strategic Lessons from the Pioneers

November 07, 2013 11:00 AM

Is your institution trying to identify its place in the world of massive open online courses (MOOCs)? Are you planning to teach a MOOC? What can we learn from our colleagues who were the early adopters of MOOC technology?

On Nov. 7, the American Council on Education hosted a webinar to provide an overview of a new study on motivations for creating MOOCs and experiences delivering the courses. The study, completed by ACE and InsideTrack, an organization dedicated to improving outcomes in higher education, looks at the strategic decision-making of colleges and universities involved in MOOCs.

Over the last year, ACE has coordinated a number of research projects to help the higher education community understand more about MOOCs and the ways in which they are being integrated with traditional institutions. This project involved phone conversations with and surveys of senior administrators and faculty members responsible for deploying MOOCs at their respective institutions.



  • Cathy Sandeen

    Vice President, Education Attainment and Innovation,
    American Council on Education (Moderator)

  • John R. Watret

    Chancellor, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University –
    Worldwide (Survey Participant)

  • Catherine Parkay

    Strategic Marketing & Research Associate, InsideTrack


This webinar was on Thursday, November 7, 2013 from 11 a.m.-noon (ET).  


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