Cut Through the Hype, and MOOCs Still Have Had a Lasting Impact

Chris Bolin for The Chronicle

George Siemens, an academic-technology expert at the U. of Texas at Arlington: “Universities ignored the early wave of innovation in education — at least the larger ones did.”
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To some people in higher education, "MOOC" has become a punch line. The initial hype around so-called massive open online courses was so intense — promising a "tsunami" of change, according to one New York Times columnist, and a shuttering of most...

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