UW-Madison is joining Coursera to offer four massive open online courses (MOOCs).
I like Sara Goldrick-Rab’s comments.
MOOCs are a good thing, but I view them as “outreach”. There are lots of problems with universities, but MOOCs don’t seem to be a solution to any of them.
I like Sara’s point about MOOCs more being used more for continuing education for the already educated vs new access for the uneducated.