Research Update: K-12 Teachers Turning to MOOCs for Professional Development

Teacher Demands, New Platforms Fueling Opportunities for Customized Online Lessons

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Recent academic research, and information from a leading commercial provider, sheds light on the popularity of massive, open, online courses among educators.

A study produced by Harvard and MIT found that 39 percent of enrollees in the institutions’ MOOCs identified themselves as teachers– and that a relatively strong percentage were seeking to complete the courses and gain certification.

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