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Wisdom of massive open online courses now in doubt

Feb 10, 2014 - The Washington Times

They have been touted as the biggest revolution in higher education since Plato opened his academy, but a growing number of educators are saying that MOOCs - "massive open online courses" offering free instruction through cyberspace - may not be ready for a cap and gown.

Academic administrators at top colleges are increasingly questioning the rigor of MOOC courses, the rates of success for students and the financial viability of teaming up with private companies using aggressive marketing ...