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.