“At HarvardX we’re increasingly interested in how MOOC data can guide us towards better teaching. In fact, we aim to learn from research on every MOOC that we build to continuously improve our teaching on campus and online,” explains Marshall Thomas, Project Lead at HarvardX in Inside Higher Ed.
MOOCs created a market for free online courses. The MOOC 2.0 concept arrives to make courses more engaging, interactive and personalized. Now that there is more data and analysis, instructors are researching best practices in teaching and learning. In addition, there are several studies on how student interaction promotes learning and retention.