Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Why MOOCs are Failing the People They're Supposed to Help (The New Yorker)

Final paragraph from a MOOC reality check

"In 2012, Stanford president John Hennessy pronounced that the MOOC was going to be “transformative to education.” But, he added, “We don’t really understand how yet.” Two years later, the landscape remains much the same: MOOCs are a technology with potentially revolutionary implications for education, but without a precise plan for realizing that potential. One way of getting there could be for the leaders of the MOOC movement to look more closely at old methods, from when education was less massive, less open, and entirely offline."
Why MOOCs are Failing the People They're Supposed to Help
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