MOOC Monday: An Interview with UC Irvine’s Gary W. Matkin, Ph.D.


One of the biggest advancements in education technology is the Massive Open Online Course, or the MOOC. Even though MOOC was one of 2012’s most popular words, the concept still remains a mystery to those who haven’t taken or administered an online course.

I spoke with Gary W. Matkin, Ph.D., Dean of Continuing Education, Distance Learning and Summer Session at University of California, Irvine. Dean Matkin has pioneered online education and distance learning and has instituted is the first online master’s program in the University of California system. We wanted to get Dean Matkin’s expert opinion on the rise of the MOOC, and where online education is going from here. Read more…


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