MOOCS- An Early Report Card

After researching MOOCS a bit, I ran across a few interesting articles. One article I found listed all the places you could access free, online classes. But, what I found to be disturbing is that one of the larger suppliers of “free” online course, Udemy, actually charges. The courses I search ranged from free to $500. Other articles such as these two(¬†http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303759604579093400834738972,¬†https://chronicle.com/article/MOOCs-Are-Usefully-Middlebrow/143183/ ) are reporting that while MOOCS has good intentions, they are not great. They have a 90% drop-out rate, ¬†students feel isolated and disengaged and the content is watered- down.

 

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