Why Colleges Should Not Offer MOOCS To Just Anyone, Instead.



According to modern research, MOOCS are still in the trial stages and not much money is being generated from free online courses--despite the courses being offered by many of the country’s most respected institutions. Furthermore, the completion rate for these courses are around 10 percent! Why? Maybe it has something to do with the fact the courses are typically being taken by people that don't necessarily NEED the course and are simply enrolling in it for extracurricular activities with very little consequences to their success in the course! Well, here's a thought. What if the courses are offered by colleges and universities but available for students as a transfer courses? hmmm? It makes the most sense or "cents" due to the fact many colleges and universities provide students the flexibility to take a varying number of courses at other schools which in many cases WILL transfer to their home institution! However, the best part of all this is the college can still charge tuition!

What are the benefits?

At College Search Plus, they completely understand this new trend with MOOCS but also recognize that hundreds of college courses get cancelled each semester or quarter due to lack of enrollment, while at the same time a college across town may offer the same course but is filled to capacity and now forced to turn students away due to spacing limitations or faculty availability. However, what many students don't realize is this same course may be available as an online course at another institution, may cost less, or more importantly…is transferable! For the college, the course is full, stays open, tuition revenue is generated, and because the campus course or MOOC is offered to current college students, the retention is higher!
College Search Plus understands this trend and believes this platform which also includes experienced tutors to support students in the courses enrolled, can provide some workable solutions for the colleges and universities that is willing to put aside tradition in place of a more forward thinking format. College Search Plus’s platform offers more student flexibility and one-to-one student support that can lead to a more student-friendly articulation agreement between schools that will keep courses open and full!

Dean Phillips
CEO & Founder at College Search Plus


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