4 Massive Open Online Courses and How They Work

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Joe Alfonso, a financial adviser from Oregon, is taking the online finance course as a "refresher."
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Sit down at your computer for the opening lecture in Gad Allon's "Operations Management" course, and the first thing you notice is that the professor is looking off at an angle. You want to snap him back around so that he makes eye contact.


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