The MOOC Racket Widespread online-only higher ed will be disastrous for students—and most professors. (Slate)

By Jonathan Rees

Thursday, July 25, 2013, at 8:51 AM

“While MOOCs may serve a purpose as nerdy edu-tainment for people who are so inclined, a workforce trained without close contact with professors of any kind might as well not attend college at all. Going to the library and reading a bunch of books would be equally effective, and probably a whole lot cheaper.”

This perspective perhaps hinges on one’s definition of “teach,” as well as on the end role MOOCs might play in the classroom.

About Ryan C. Fowler

Ryan is a curricular fellow at the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington D.C. He also teaches at Franklin and Marshall College and Lancaster Theological Seminary.
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