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Friday, November 27, 2015

State of MOOCs

MOOCs Rise from the Ashes

Joseph Esposito | November 23, 2015

One could be forgiven for believing that MOOCs had simply faded away. When they first came on the scene, MOOCs — Massive Open Online Courses — were widely and wildly predicted to be about to change the world, and they would do this in three to four weeks. The high cost of higher education would plummet to near zero; second-tier academics would find themselves out of work as the first tier monopolized the MOOCs in their field with the attendant global reach of the Internet; the big-name colleges and universities would be left floundering with their high cost structures and inflexible design; and a new highly-educated global workforce would raise living standards everywhere. Venture capital began to pour in and one institution after another desperately climbed on the bandwagon while the music was still playing. 


<more at; related links: ( The digital revolution in higher education has already happened. No one noticed. November 6, 2015) and (MOOCs in China are growing. June 8, 2015)>

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