Free Online Courses

To MOOC or Not to MOOC? Part 2: What’s Wrong with Free Online Education?

In the previous installment of our series about Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs), we discussed the enthusiasm surrounding the growing phenomenon of free online courses. Now, we look at the other side of the heated debate about the value MOOCs can provide.  The Criticism of MOOCs It’s perhaps unfair to label those who are less …

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Online versus traditional education

To MOOC or Not to MOOC? Part 1: Who’s a Fan of Free Online Courses and Why?

A means to democratize higher education or a fantasy solution for an unsolvable problem: MOOCs, or Massively Open Online Courses, are certainly capable of provoking heated debate between academics, economists, and students alike. Though the acronym was unknown to most people until just a few years ago, it seems that everyone now has an opinion about low-cost and free online …

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