Response to Market Disruption in Higher Education

MOOCs, Flipped Classrooms, and Learning Assessment

Topics: Curriculum Development, Academic Planning, Academic Affairs, Faculty Productivity and Incentives, Faculty Affairs, Leadership and Professional Development, Course Evaluations, Online Education, Online Strategies

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Summary

Although faculty at elite institution now offer massive open online courses (MOOCs) at no cost, students continue to enroll in face-to-face courses at non-ranked and mid-tier institutions.  This report examines how faculty respond to disruptive technology such as MOOCs and continue to add value to face-to-face courses through the experiential cycle of learning. This report also describes how institutional leaders respond to market disruption and help faculty develop innovative assessment and instruction methods.

Research Questions

  • What motivates faculty members to teach course content using online-digital formats? What is the role of faculty in disruptive technologies?
  • How do alternative content delivery methods affect faculty pedagogical skills?
  • How do academic and student affairs leaders support faculty in implementing alternative content delivery methods?