Analysis of the Development Status and Impact of MOOCs in American Higher Education

Author/s: Yue Li, Jian Sun, Mengyao Sun

DOI: 10.12738/estp.2018.6.251 

Year: 2018 Vol: 18 Number: 6

Abstract

The concept of MOOCs was born in Canada but has been developed and widely used in the United States. This paper analyzes the development status and impact of MOOCs in American higher education in order to guide the development of MOOCs in China’s higher education. Based on literature review, case study and comparative study, this paper summarizes and analyzes the development status and problems of MOOCs in the United States. Taking the Pattern-Oriented Software Architectures (POSA) of Vanderbilt University as a practical application case, this paper summarizes the experience in the design, management and evaluation of MOOCs. The results show that MOOCs play an important role in promoting the development of American higher education. The analysis of the application of MOOCs in American higher education has enlightening significance to the development of MOOCs in China.

Keywords
MOOCs, American Higher Education, Development Status, Case Analysis

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