MOOC Meltdown
Two Steps Back for Online Education
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  • Anthony

    Among the defining characteristics of any business enterprise is that it can fail and go out of business. MOOC’s are not done but must reevaluate both profitability and sustainability of model as reasonable alternative to interests laden traditional collegiate course organization and delivery.

  • rheddles2

    Creative destruction; the result of risk, uncertainty and profit.

  • Sunaina Roy

    I do not find anything wrong or controversial in this project. Little more time should have been given to see the results. In order to lend credibility to this initiative, I believe they should have got it accredited from a renowned source. http://www.iao.org/News/detc-accreditation/ could help understand the importance of lending credibility from a third source.

  • free_agent

    You write, “employers who, it seems, are still more interested in a formal credential than a MOOC certificate.”

    I remember reading, quite a while ago, that in regard to earnings, a high-school diploma was more valuable than a GED, despite that getting a GED required passing a stiff exam (and in those days, a high school diploma didn’t). It seemed that the problem was that getting a high-school diploma required that the student have the ability to sit through the regimentation that is four years of high-school classes, and that ability was valuable to employers.

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