MOOCs Make Headway in Europe
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  • Kevin

    This “free” comment is pretty silly. Free means the government system for it and most European governments have serious budget problems but also a desire to increase post secondary education for both economic development and because its politically popular to provide it to the voters’ kids. Look at the riots in the UK over the coalition government’s attempt to economize on education expenses. I suspect MOOCS. In Europe it will be driven by top down producer (i.e. government) initiatives rather than bottom up consumer demand. A program that could expand university education while cutting costs without sending students to the barricades will be welcomed by cash strapped European governments. (Faculty opposition won’t affect this, there aren’t a lot of votes among the Dons.)

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