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Response to ScreamingMeemie (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 05:33 PM

18. There is a VERY big difference

between on-line/distance education and MOOC's.

There is definitely a place for on-line courses, taught by actual humans in a planned environment with limited class size (so said human can give some measure of attention to the students.

Do you really think that the stressed 21 year old is going to learn much watching video lectures with no ability to ask questions because there is no way on earth the instructor (assuming they are even available beyond providing said lectures) can begin to respond to thousands of students?

You're arguing apples and oranges. MOOCs are nightmarish and poorly designed - they may eventually become a tool useful enough to be credit-worthy but they are not ready for prime-time.

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