Moocs are free – but for how much longer?

Chris Parr, Distance and E-Learning (EURODL), Aug 31, 2014
Commentary by Stephen Downes
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You can't just say “Moocs have started out as a free opportunity – and free is a great way to get people interested,” as Stanford's John Mitchell does. MOOC means free. If academia wants to charge tuition for instruction, I won't complain, since academia has been doing that for 2,500 years. But they don't get to call such courses open or MOOCs. Because they're not!

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