Admissions Professionals Ask: Are Graduate Schools Ready for MOOCs?

Many graduate-school admissions counselors aren't sure if they are ready for massive open online courses, attendees at an annual conference here said, or for the ways those courses could change both their jobs and their universities' advanced-degree programs.

There seemed to be more questions than answers at a session about what the courses, known as MOOCs, might mean for the future of graduate education. "MOOCs are still very new to us," said Christine Noyes, a