Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Elite education for the masses...

Elite education for the masses...


Brian Caffo of the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health teaches an online statistics course. He teaches 15,000 students worldwide through his “massive open online course”, or MOOC, a concept that is catching fire in academia.

Read the Washington Post article "Elite education for the masses" on the revolutionary changes happening right now at colleges and universities across the country. Respond to the following questions as a comment to this post:

  1. What is an MOOC?
  2. What are some of the subjects currently offered via MOOC's?
  3. Which institutions are currently offering these types of courses? 
  4. What are some of the advantages and disadvantages of MOOC's? 
  5. Will this change the way you go to college? Explain.