Enter the MOOC

Todd Krohn, The Power Elite, Jan 09, 2013
Commentary by Stephen Downes

A fairly typical reaction: "While I don't see MOOC's "democratizing higher education" (which I think is a euphemism for "watering down content," see below), I do believe their value as a continuing education conduit cannot be overstated. They offer individuals a chance to brush up on certain skills, learn a new skill set, or simply explore a subject they were always interested in but never got to when they were younger. They offer companies a relatively cheap way to re-train workers and improve the skill set of their employees." Nobody seems to have anything new to say about MOOCs, suggesting that nobody really knows anything about them (this does not stop them from opining, however).

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