Massive open online courses are the educational happening of the moment. Everyone wants in. No one is quite sure what they’re getting into.
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“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.
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.
Harvard and MIT are joining forces to launch edX, an open-source, online education platform. Leaders from both universities discussed how they hope to transform teaching and learning on campus and around the globe.