Why MOOCS won’t revolutionize higher ed

There are several big reasons MOOCs won't fully 'disrupt' higher ed.

The big misunderstanding about MOOCs

MOOCs, those massive open online courses, are said by some to be the future of higher education. Really?

How online class about online learning failed miserably

In the you-can't-make-up-this-stuff category: The class was entitled “Fundamentals of Online Education: Planning and Application” and it was a MOOC, one of those massive open online courses that are given for free to tens of thousands of students at a time. Here's a first-person account of how it failed.

‘Irrational exuberance’ over MOOCs

Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan said in 1996 that the high-flying stock market was an instance of “irrational exuberance.” So too is the notion among university leaders and digital-minded faculty that delivering a degree or college-level courses to anyone with an Internet connection will revolutionize U.S. higher education institutions.

Unique for-credit online education program launched by university consortium

A consortium of highly regarded universities around the country said today it was starting a first-of-its kind program that would allow undergraduates from the schools to take approved online courses for credit from any of the institutions.

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