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Online education is driving today's higher education revolution. Though the flurry of attention around MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course (MOOCs) may lead one to believe that distance learning is a recent phenomenon, it actually dates back over 120 years.
“Massive open online courses,” or MOOCs, have caught fire in academia. They offer, at no charge, what was once exclusive to students who earn college admission and pay tuition.
For a room full of academics talking about the future of higher education, the conversation was surprisingly blunt.
MOOC may be a silly-sounding acronym, but this new breed of online classes is shaking up the higher education world in ways that could be good for cash-strapped students and terrible for cash-strapped colleges.