The Opportunities—and Risks—in the MOOC Business Model (WSJ)

Oct. 15, 2013 9:13 a.m. ET

Advocates of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) claim they have the potential to transform higher education by expanding academic access on an unprecedented scale. But in the technology’s early days, it remains to be seen whether this promise can be realized.

So we asked The Experts: What are the opportunities—and risks—in the MOOC business model?

This discussion relates to a recent Journal Report article offering an early report card on MOOCs and formed the basis of a discussion on The Experts blog on Oct. 11 and 12.

Some interesting perspectives by The Experts, but my favorite might be the heading: “Let’s Hope MOOCs Kill Classroom PowerPoints”

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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