The findings of a recent study carried out by researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University and Harvard University show that MOOCs encourage passive learning among professionals.
Funded by the Gates Foundation, the study explored the role of MOOCs in supporting and enabling professional learning, or learning for work.
The study recommends that MOOC designers should focus on utilising the diversity of MOOC participants, and encourage professionals to link learning to their everyday work practices. Findings also show that MOOCs often miss the opportunity to exploit the knowledge and expertise that diverse groups of professionals can bring to courses.
You can read more about the findings and recommendation of the study by clicking here.