October 28, 2013
A MOOC That Would Make a Real Difference
An online format could help low-income students learn how to apply to college
Eva Vazquez for the Chronicle
Much has been written recently about the advent of massive open online courses, or MOOCs, and what role, if any, they should play in disrupting centuries-old models of pedagogical practices specifically and the higher-education landscape more broadly.
Proponents argue that MOOCs can lower the skyrocketing costs of a college degree and usher in a new age of equal access for students and prosperity for institutions.
These supporters argue that the