“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.
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Two software companies that sell course-management systems, Blackboard and Instructure, have entered the race to provide free online courses for the masses.
Massively open online courses, or MOOCs, are not credit-bearing. But a pathway to college credit for the courses already exists -- one that experts say many students may soon take.
Massively open online courses, or MOOCs, do not currently lead to any widely recognized credential.
Massive open online courses, or MOOCs, are popular. This much we know.
Last week, New York Times columnist Tom Friedman wrote with evangelical zeal about the arrival of Massive Online Open Courses, the free courses from top institutions available to students anywhere in the world.