Disruptor, distractor, or what? A policymaker's guide to massive open online courses

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  • .@AndrewPKelly takes a sober look at MOOCs & where their value really lies in new report

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  • "MOOCs are a tool, not a solution. And like any tool, they are more useful for some jobs than for others." @AndrewPKelly on MOOCs

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  • How are MOOCs like health clubs? And what does that mean for higher ed reform?

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Lost in the polarizing debate about massive open online courses (MOOCs) is a clear assessment of how this new medium is actually affecting postsecondary education, if at all, and how it could be useful in the future. The reality is, MOOCs are a tool, not a solution. And like any tool, they are likely to be more useful for some jobs than for others.

Disruptor, distracter, or what? A policymaker's guide to massive open online courses (MOOCS) by American Enterprise Institute

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