Two Adult Education Trends – MOOC’s and Game-Based Learning

Two current trends in adult education are MOOC’s and game-based learning.  MOOC’s, or Massive Online Open Course’s are a newer trend in adult education that had been predicated to absolutely change the learning landscape.  MOOC’s are essentially an online based course that emphasize unlimited student participation and open access.  As my learning partner found, MOOC’s may not be the learning juggernaut they were originally touted to be.  Myself, I looked into the trend of game-based learning, or gamification.  The idea behind game-based learning is to take some aspects of video games such as competition, achievement awards and progressively harder challenges and to integrate them into a learning experience.

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