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One Class, 14,000 Teachers

A couple of weeks ago I entered a room listed on my course schedule for a seminar called “The History and Future of Higher Education” with little to no idea of what to truly expect. I read the syllabus and course explanation before the first day of class but could not wrap my head around what a MOOC was or what it had to do with me. As part of our course, we were going to be “community leaders” for a MOOC titled, similarly, “The History and Future of (Mostly) Higher Education.” My colleagues see…