Will MOOCs improve education?

June 20, 2013
Opinion is split over whether free online college courses will improve or erode the quality of education.

The emergence of free online college classes--MOOCs, or massive open online courses-- has sparked a debate over whether such courses will lead to better learning, lower costs and higher graduation rates — or to the dismantling of public universities, downgraded or eliminated faculty jobs, and a second-class education for most students.

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