MOOC: Mock Education

MOOC Mock Education

“The online education utopians ignore the fact that free learning has existed for decades in the form of the public library and despite that availability, every kid within bicycling distance to his local branch didn’t turn into a self taught entrepreneur. Suggesting that online courses are the cure-all for our educational needs is like saying all you have to do to teach kids in the ghetto is give away textbooks on the corner.”

– “Why online education is mostly a fantasy,” Francisco Dao, PandoDaily

Related:

“Students Avoid ‘Difficult’ Online Courses, Study Finds,” Ann Schnoebelen, Chronicle of Higher Education

“Before MOOCs, ‘Colleges of the Air,’”  Susan Matt and Luke Fernandez,  Chronicle of Higher Education blog

“The MOOC monster will never be satisfied,” Jonathan Rees, Mostly Bunkum

“MOOCs, History and Context,” Arthur Levine, Inside Higher Ed

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