Will MOOCs Massively Disrupt Higher Education?

Even as they grow in popularity, massive open online courses prompt debates about their impact on students, business model and role in the future of education.

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have often been described as “revolutionizing” or “disrupting” traditional higher education during the past couple of years as interest in their potential has surged.

The common vision: Nimble Internet startups were destined to sweep through academia, the last walled garden, just as they had in the worldwide media markets years earlier.

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