MOOCs: The Beginning of the End?October 28, 2016 |
by Alex Moore
MOOCs—massive, open, online courses—sounded like a great idea when they first came about in 2008. Free courses from reputable colleges and universities with open enrollment: they were supposed to become nonprofit academia’s silver bullet for reaching underserved populations. It didn’t take long for learning professionals to catch on, but the future of MOOCs may not be as bright as it once seemed.