Jumping on the MOOC Bandwagon

“We are only starting to imagine the possible effects that massive open online courses and other innovative technologies will have on traditional higher education—but the immediate response has a disconcerting air of panic. The recent surge of interest in MOOC’s suggests that some colleges hope that offering such courses is a kind of inoculation against the effects of technological disruption, and many institutions are feeling tremendous pressure to join the elite group of colleges that has staked a claim in this area. It is not clear, though, whether every college has weighed the costs and benefits of membership in what is now, at least, a particularly exclusive club.”  An excerpt from the following Chronicle article:

http://chronicle.com/article/Before-You-Jump-on-the/134090/?cid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en

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