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.