Amazon-style users' reviews in the 'MOOCsphere' – Decide whether to take that course or not

Amazon-style users’ reviews arrive in the moocsphere.

On each course’s description page, MOOCs platform has started to display a sidebar with reviews, star ratings, and in-depth comments. For this feature, Edx has teamed up with CourseTalk.

By reading peers’ reviews, users can decide whether they should take a course or not.

  • Prospective students will be able to quickly evaluate if an online course is a good fit for them before they enroll.
  • Professors will be able to have their work recognized (or not).
  • Students will help to identify best practices in online teaching and learning.
  • Academic organizations will gain recognition and help increase demand for their courses.