for December, 2012

December 30, 2012

Massive Open Online Classes are getting it wrong.

All the public conversations right now around higher education are getting it wrong. Everyone’s talking about the free access to college courses that Massive Open Online Classes (MOOCs) are creating. They talk about the potentially detrimental effects platforms like Coursera, Udacity, and MITx, might have on the higher education industry. Whether or not these online classes count for anything in terms of credentials. The economic value of college itself. That’s all important. But no one is talking about learning. Read more …