Who’s Benefiting from MOOCs, and Why

Chen ZhenghaoBrandon AlcornGayle ChristensenNicholas ErikssonDaphne KollerEzekiel J. Emanuel, Harvard Business Review, Sept 25, 2015
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Interesting study that makes us focus on the people for whom MOOCs were actually designed (hint: it's not rich kids or teachers already in educational institutions): "Among the education seekers who are not in a traditional academic setting, disadvantaged populations are more likely to report educational benefits. Education seekers from developing countries were more likely to report educational benefits; those with low socioeconomic status were more likely to report benefits than those with higher status; and those without a postgraduate degree were more likely to report benefits than those with one."

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