Massive Open Online Courses and Economic Sustainability

Posted: July 4, 2016 in Moodle MOOC posts

An article in EURODL (European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning) on the economic sustainability of MOOCs –  http://www.eurodl.org/?p=current&article=709

«In this position paper, the authors explore possible business models for courses, along with their advantages and disadvantages, by conducting a literature study and applying personal insights gained from attending various MOOC discussion fora. Some business models discussed here are: the Freemium model, sponsorships, initiatives and grants, donations, merchandise, the sale of supplementary material, selective advertising, data-sharing, follow-on events, and revenue from referrals. This paper looks at the sustainability of MOOCS as opposed to the sustainability of MOOC platforms, while observing the tight link between them.»

 

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