On each course’s description page, MOOCs platform EdX.org has started to display a sidebar with reviews, star ratings, and in-depth comments. For this feature, Edx has teamed up with CourseTalk.
By reading peers’ reviews, users can decide whether they should take a course or not.
- Prospective students will be able to quickly evaluate if an online course is a good fit for them before they enroll.
- Professors will be able to have their work recognized (or not).
- Students will help to identify best practices in online teaching and learning.
- Academic organizations will gain recognition and help increase demand for their courses.