Moocs and the faculty of the future

Matthew Piscioneri

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This chapter examines the potential impacts on higher education of mass open online courses [MOOCs]. Taking recent discussion in Australian higher education media of MOOCs as a starting point, the paper suggests these changes are inevitable, not entirely unwelcome, and that to reduce the undue influence of corporate interests in these changes, 'hesitant' tertiary educators should engage positively in the discussion. Changes to the role of the university library in tertiary learning and teaching are also examined suggesting that the library might take on an enhanced role in the delivery of curriculum in conjunction with MOOCs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOnline Learning: An Educational Development Perspective
EditorsFay Patel
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherNova Science Publishers
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781633210912
ISBN (Print)9781633210882
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2014


  • MOOCs
  • Higher Education
  • Technology in education

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