My Problem With MOOCs (Inside Higher Ed)

By Brent Chesley

August 6, 2013

“Giving college credit for a massive open online course will devalue degrees, but the moment I write that, a voice in my mind asks, ‘Why do you believe that?'”

“I associate the voice in my head so closely with the flesh-and-blood individual that I cannot imagine a MOOC having a similar lifelong effect, but I give the MOOCs a pass on this one because they haven’t been around long enough for anyone to determine their long-term influence.”

Skepticism about our skepticism.

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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