Shiuld MOOCs Replace Professors?

Diane Ravich, Aug 04, 2013
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Diane Ravich raises the question of the use of online learning to help lower income students, instead of the traditional reponse, tuition subsidies. The opposition to this plan is based on  students' needs for social interaction. If you're just looking at xMOOCs then they have a point. But cMOOCs support social intraction and a lot more. So if this is the professors' only response, then they had better worry.

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